Human Rights / Family

LISTAG Families to Meet at Correspondent Trainings

Friday, January 25, 2013
First local correspondent training of Kaos GL for this year will take place on 26 January 2013, in Istanbul. The LISTAG – Family Group of LGBTs in Istanbul- will be the target group of the training. The meeting welcomes all volunteers.
 
 Adana, Diyarbakır, Eskişehir, İstanbul, İzmir and Van will be hosting Kaos GL’s local correspondent trainings in the first half of 2013. The trainings aim to bring local agendas to kaosgl.org.
 
Those who want to be the part of the training shall e-mail Metehan of the LISTAG
 
 “Local Correspondents Network” trainings has started in April, 2007 to strengthen the LGBT rights journalism and enable the local gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans, queer and intersex individuals and organizations to articulate themselves.
 
Aimed at creating a local correspondent network to change the homophobic, transphobic, heterosexist and sexist language in the media, the trainings will help candidate correspondents research and make news from the city they are living in.
 
Volunteers who want to be a Kaos GL correspondent and make their own news would be a part of Kaos GL Magazine and kaosgl.org with their news/articles/interviews after the training.
 
What Does Kaos GL Expect from the Local Correspondents?
 
 We expect to receive at least one (1) item of news, article or interview from our correspondents.
 
We want to make our own news ourselves and make news which are purified from homophobia and transphobia for the LGBT community.
 
We want to be up to date about LGBT in all areas of life such as Working life, Law, the rights of LGBT, Mental Health, Education and Campus, Family, Military, Culture& Art, from media to streets, and bring up this agenda to the pages of Kaos GL magazine and kaosgl.org in order to inform the LGBT community in Turkey. We aim to create opportunities to make LGBT be directly the subjects and primary sources of the issues they have in the cities they live in and establish a network for this purpose.
 
We would like to thank to the European Union for supporting the trainings and to the IstanbulSweetHome for being our accommodation sponsor.
 
Please find the online form for becoming a part of Local Correspondent Network below
 
What activism does LISTAG do?
 
LISTAG (Families of LGBTs in İstanbul) is a voluntary suppport and solidarity group for families and friends of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans people in Istanbul since January 2008.
For more info please click
 
Translator: Engin Bayram
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