Coming out as a political act in lgbt movement in Turkey

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2010
Ertetik, İlay
This thesis analyzes the coming out action of individuals through perception of political identity. Instead of considering coming out as an individual experience, it is discussed as a political action that effects the others around the individual. This political action is examined from the Queer Theory’s perspective of subverting the gender norms. The coming out experience of lesbians, gays and bisexuals not only has an impact of their personal environment, but also effects their relation to the LGBT movement. The importance of coming out in LGBT movement is explained through the interviews with lesbians, gays and bisexuals. Where they place themselves politically in their socialization process is analyzed. LGBT movement’s historical background is introduced and compared with the movement in Turkey. The issues originate from Turkish society’s social structure is indicated through interviews.

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İ. Ertetik, “Coming out as a political act in lgbt movement in Turkey,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2010.