This year’s Pride Week hosts an exhibition, Nerdeen Nereye, in the Harbiye home of the late LGBTI+ activist Boysan Yakar, who passed away last summer (for those who may not be familiar with Yakar, he was an advisor to the mayor of Şişli and an inspiration to us all in terms of LGBTI+ visibility). Other events planned for the week include a soccer tournament that’s open to people of all genders and sexual orientations (our money’s on the Sportif Lezbon team from Ankara) as well as events that focus on LGBTI+ refugees. To find out more, check out the website and Facebook page of Istanbul LGBTI+ Pride Week.
June 20-26. Various venues.