Queering the Public Sphere: the LGBTI Movement in Gezi

Zeynep Uğur
This article focuses on a particular actor of the Gezi movement that took place in Istanbul in 2013: the LGBTI movement. Putting the notion of public sphere at the center of its analysis, this paper studies its relation with the LGBTI movement in Turkey. It attempts to analyze the separation between the private sphere and the public sphere, the construction and daily reproduction of the public sphere through queer theory. It argues that the LGBTI...
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