Istanbul Pride, you’re not alone!

See our joint-press release with Sergei Stanishev President of the Party of European Socialists, Young European Socialists and IUSY on police violence and ban of Istanbul Pride last weekend.

Rainbow Rose was there with other PES politicians and witnessed this very bad situation. A democratic society cannot tolerate human beings being silenced based on their sexual orientation or gender identity nor the use of violence against peaceful activists.
All of our support to the LGBTI activists and especially SPoD LGBT and Istanbul LGBT Onur Haftası / Istanbul LGBT Pride Week for their daily actions.
PES members of the European delegation present in Istanbul include: Italian MEP Daniele Viotti Belgian MP Gwenaëlle Grovonius Députée Fédérale PS Dutch MP Keklik Yücel and Rainbow Rose President and Secretary General