SPoD struggles since 2011 to combat against violence and discrimination against LGBTI+ community and to empower them directly.
While working on visibility and political participation of LGBTI+s in legislation and election processes SPoD trains experts on key positions for LGBTI+s and supports academic works on LGBTI+ & queer agenda. It follows with its legal experts key discrimimations cases and provides counseling to LGBTI face to face, online and through its help-line.
Only in the first half of 2019 SPoD provided:
face-to-face psychological counseling for 145 LGBTI+s
legal counseling to 144 LGBTI+s
Gender reassignment counseling to 51 trans individuals
SPoD’s help-line (active since 2017) has rang 621 times only in 2018 and provided information on coming-out, compulsory military service and gender reassignment procedures, discrimination issues on the bases of SOGI and gave psychological counselling online. For other recent activities of SPoD please visit here.
SPoD survived until today with non-periodic funds from various organizations and with voluntary and private financial supports from its volunteers. However, especially today in a climate with increasing ridicule and attack against LGBTI+s on mainstream media SPoD needs to professionalize its work through a stable and predictable income. Only this way it can become a better organized, stable and sustainable institution and can so reach out more LGBTIs around.
With a constant rent of 4000 TL, office bills, taxes and other constant expenses like salaries of its office workers, legal and psychological experts SPoD needs 74 Turkish Lira to function as it does today.
We need your support to continue our work.
We need your support to create an equal just and free under the rainbow!
Sosyal Politika Cinsiyet Kimliği ve Cinsel Yönelim Çalışmaları Derneği
Katip Mustafa Çelebi Mh. Sıraselviler Cd. No:34 D:5
(212) 292 4802