The Independent Newspaper determined the first 10 best cities where GLBTs -gay,lesbian, bisexual and transsexuals- have the most proper context of freedom. . San Francisco, Sidney and New York shared the first 3 place.

1-San Francisco, The USA

Although Castro and the Corner of the 18th Street are known as the most GLBTs point of the world,San Francisco, a  coastal city laying at the western part of the USA, is the most appropriate city as a whole for GLBTs.Its fame stretches till that time that those soldiers suspected as gay were being given the sack and left there by the Navy .Moreover,many GLBTs moved from New York to the city after the Stonewall  uprisings. The California Province including the city allows GLBTs marriage.

2. Sidney, Australia

Many things have changed since the first Mardi Gras held in 1978 in Sidney. Mardi Gras and GLBTs, today,has merged to the city life like unresolvable elements of  Sidney. Oxford Street has been cited as the central of the GLBTs life for 1960s.However, GLBTs marriage hasn’t been legitimized yet.

3. New York, The USA

By no means that  Quentin Crisp and Judy Garland are the capital cities of the  GLBTs life. GLBTs are such a much integrated with the daily,business and political life that theirexistence does not draw any attention anymore. in addition to Greenwich Village, where the Stonewall  uprising was held in 1968, Chelsea and East Village are the mostly dwelt ones by the GLBTs. Moreover, Brooklyn is another one occupied by lots of gay and lesbian families.On the other hand, in the New York Province, marriage between GLBTs is not legal too.

4. Mykonos, Greece

The Island, standing out with its night life for 1960s,in the  Aegean Sea, is well-known with its tolerence to GLBTs. Though the competition between Mykonos and Ibiza Island is challenging, Mykonos heads in this race. In Greece, homosexuality was freed in 1951 and man- prostitution was legitimized in 2006.

5. Paris, Fransa

Proust and Piaf cities are perfect for the queer life. Marais area is dwelt by the most of  GLBTs.In addition, there are plenty of crusing areas between Pigalle and  Bois de Boulonge. Paris is the best particularly for Lesbians.  Alcantara Café is known as the most popular place for them.Moreover, many cultural activities are held for lesbians in Paris.In addition,in Père Lachaise, there are the graves of Oscar Wilde and Gertrude Stein visited by almost all GLBTs.

6. Barcelona, Spain

The city’s tolerance for the GLBTs has a long ago till the Franco’s dictatorship. Homosexuality was forbidden in that period of time still gays could breathe there. The gueer culture as imaged in Almodovar’s movie called “Everything about my Mum” is in evey part of the city. Exiample and El Raval Boulevard are the common places for GLBTs. Not only the same-sex marriage but also the adoption for GLBTs are legal in Spain.

7. Amsterd, Holland

Holland was the first state which legalized same-sex marriages in 2001. The gueer culture has climaxed especially in the capital city,Amsterdam,  since after the date. The city even has an information office called Pink Point close to Anne Frank’s home.In addition, Homomonument,the name of the sculpture dedicated for the GLBTs’rights, located in the center of the city, can be visited. Moreover; the first gay hotel of the city,The Golden Bear,has served its guests since 1948. Rembrandtplein having plenty of GLBTs cruising areas has a value to be visited as well.

8. London, England

Although GLBTs hid themselves during a century after Oscar Wilde’s trial in England, GLBTs life was always vibrant in its colonies. After 1967 that homosexuality became legal, London has appeared as one of the best  GLBTs’ city.In addition to Soho,which is the best known in GLBTs areas, Brixton, Hampstead, Hackney and Vauxhall should be experienced. In England, GLBTs copules can have marriage and adoption.

9. Copenhagen, Denmark

Denmark legalized the partnership between GLBTs copules in 1989. In the capital city ,Copenhagen, marks of the gueer culture can be seen.There is a wide range of bar and club options in this small capital. The most popular one of those is the Jailhouse designed like a jail in which employees wear police costumes.The city also hosted the GLBTs’ olympics in 2009.

10.Berlin,Germany

The Queer Berlin described by Christopher Isherwood in his memorabilia has come back even though after a 75 year- delay. Different life styles banned by Nazies has atoned with the city nowadays. Its tremendous historical buildings belonging to 19th century, boulevards,parks and groves attract the attentions towards the city. Now, the governor of the city is one fo the GLBTs. The most known club of the city is the Kit Kat.In addition, Asta Nielsen Haus which is the first nursing home for GLBTs in the Europe has been given start for its services this year.

SOURCE: http://www.lezce.com/new/


Escinsellerin En Rahat Yasadigi 10 Şehir

The Independent gazetesi dünyada escinsellerin en rahat ve serbest yasayabildigi 10 sehri seçti. San Francisco, Sidney ve New York ilk üçte yer aldi.

1. San Francisco, ABD
Castro ve 18.inci Caddenin kösesi “dünyanin en escinsel noktasi” olarak bilinse de bu bati sahili sehrin tamami escinsel erkek ve kadinlar için en rahat yerdir. San Francisco’nun ünü deniz kuvvetlerinin escinsel olduklarindan süphelendikleri askerlerini burada indirmesi ile baslamistir. Stonewall isyanlarindan sonra New York’tan pek çok escinsel buraya tasindi. San Francisco’nun da içinde oldugu California eyaleti escinsel evlilige izin vermektedir.

2. Sidney, Avusturalya
Sidney’de 1978’de düzenlenen ilk Mardi Gras’tan beridir pek çok sey degistir. Bugün Sidney’deki hayatin içine Mardi Gras ve escinseller sökülemez bir sekilde adapte oldu. Oxford Caddesi 1960’lardan itibaren sehrin escinsel merkezi olarak gelisti. Ancak escinsel evlilik hala yasal degil.

3. New York, ABD
Quentin Crisp ve Judy Garland’in sehri dünyanin kesinlikle escinsel baskenti. Escinsel erkek ve kadinlar burada günlük hayatin, is hayatinin ve politikanin içine o kadar entegre ki varliklari artik ilginç bir sey degil. 1968’deki Stonewall isyaninin gerçeklestigi Greenwich Village disinda Chelsea ve East Village da escinsellerin yogunlukla yasadigi yerler. Brooklyn pek çok gey ve lezbiyen ailenin bulundugu bir mekan. New York eyaletinde escinsel evlilikler henüz yasal degil.

4. Mykonos, Yunanistan
1960’lardan itibaren gece hayati ile öne çikan bu Ege adasi escinsellere olan toleransi ile biliniyor. Ibiza adasi ile sik sik çekismesine ragmen escinsel turistlerin gözde mekanlarindan biri. Yunanistan’da escinsellik 1951’de serbest birakildi ve 2006’da erkeklerin seks isçiligi yapmasi yasallasti.

5. Paris, Fransa
Proust ve Piaf’in sehri queer yasam için ideal bir mekan. Marais bölgesi escinsellerin sikça yasadigi bir yer. Pigalle ile Bois de Boulonge arasindaki mekanlarda pek çok escinsel mekan da bulunabilir. Lezbiyenler özellikle Paris’te daha rahat edecekler. Dünyanin en ünlü lezbiyen mekani Alcantara Café disinda sehirde pek çok kadinlara yönelik kültür aktiviteleri var. Père Lachaise’de her escinselin durak noktasi Oscar Wilde ve Gertrude Stein mezarlari var.

6. Barselona, Ispanya
Sehrin escinsellere olan toleransi Franco’nun diktatörlügü dönemine kadar uzaniyor. Bu dönemde Ispanya’da escinsellik yasadisiydi ama yine de Barselona’da escinseller rahat bir nefer alabiliyordu. Almodovar’in Annem Hakkinda Hersey filminde görünen gösterisli transseksüellerden zeki genç erkek ve kadinlara kadar queer kültürü sehrin her yerinde. Exiample ve El Raval bulvarlari escinsellerin ugrak noktasi. Ispanya’da escinsel evliligin yasal olmasi yaninda escinsellerin evlat edinme haklari da var.

7. Amsterdam, Hollanda
2001’de Hollanda escinsel evlilikleri yasallastiran ilk ülke oldu. O günden beridir escinsel kültürü ülkede, özellikle de baskent Amsterdam’da bir patlama yasiyor. Sehrin escinsellere yönelik bir bilgi noktasi var. Pink Point denilen bu yer Anne Frank’in evinin yakinlarindan. Ayrica 1987’de açilisi yapilan ve escinsel haklarina adanan bir heykel olan Homomonument da sehrin merkezinden görülebilir. Amsterdam’in ilk gay oteli Altin Ayi (The Golden Bear) 1948’ten beridir Kerkstraat’da hizmet veriyor. Rembrandtplein’de pek çok escinsel mekan görülebilir.

8. Londra, Ingiltere
Oscar Wilde’in mahkemesinden sonra 100 sene içinde escinseller saklanmis olsa da Britanya kolonilerinde escinsel yasam her zaman hareketliydi. 1967’de escinselligin yasallasmasinin ardindan Londra dünyadaki en güzel escinsel sehirlerinden biri oldu. Adi sikça duyulan escinsel bölgesi Soho’nun yaninda Brixton, Hampstead, Hackney ve Vauxhall da görülebilir. Ingiltere’de escinsel çiftler sivil birliktelik kurabiliyor ve evlat edinebiliyor.

9. Kopenhag, Danimarka
1989’da Danimarke escinsel çiftler arasinda ortakligi yasallastirdi. Küçük baskent Kopenhag’da escinsel kültürünün izleri görülebilir. Kopenhag’da çok genis bir escinsel bar ve kulüp seçenegi vardir. Bunlardan en ünlüsü çalisanlarin polis olarak giyindigi ve içerisinin bir hapishane gibi düzenlendigi Jailhouse’dur. Kopenhag 2009’da Escinsel Olimpiyatlarina da ev sahipligi yapmisti.

10. Berlin, Almanya
75 sene sürmüs olabilir ancak Christopher Isherwood’un 1939’da yazdigi hatiralarinda anlatilan escinsel Berlin yeniden geri döndü. Nazilerin zamaninda kisitlanan ve yokolan pek çok hayat stili yeniden sehri geri kazandi. Gösterisli 19.uncu yüzyil binalari, bulvarlar, parklar ve korular bu sehri görülesi bir yer haline getiriyor. Berlin’in valisi bir escinsel. Sehrin en bilinen escinsel kulübü Kit Kat ziyaretçilerini agirliyor. Avrupa’nin ilk escinsel huzur evi olan Asta Nielsen Haus da bu sene Berlin’de açildi.

HABER KAYNAGI: http://www.lezce.com/new/

About shortbusmovement

SHORTBUS MOVEMENT is a civil society initiative consists of Human Rights activists whose roles and positions change during each activity. SHORTBUS is a team of dedicated volunteer individuals who believe that all people are equal, irrespective of sexual orientation, gender identity, sex or any other status. The group’s center is located in northern part of Cyprus and they aimed to support all the individual or organizational activities of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex (LGBTI) people of Turkish Community of Cyprus.

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