dimecres, 14 de gener de 2009

Ahmet's family gets bigger everyday. THANKS!

Barbados, Syria, Japan, Australia, Bulgaria, USA... If Ahmet is your family too please visit the youtube link and comment. Thanks. Gracias. Danke. Merci. Arigatou.

dijous, 20 de novembre de 2008

What happened

It was five month ago when Ahmet Yildiz told Turkish prosecutors that he had received death threats from members of his family. The prosecutor’s office declined to pursue the case and now Ahmet’s friends claim his family is responsible for his murder. He was gunned-down outside a café Wednesday, July 16th near the Bosphorus strait. After coming out to his family last year, Ahmet’s friends say he endured increasingly dangerous threats from them. He was a physics student and travelled to San Francisco to represent Turkey at an LGBT rights conference in 2007.
Some friends of Ahmet Yildiz are calling this homophobic murder an ‘honour killing’ in reference to their belief that his family is responsible and the fact that his family refused to remove his body from the morgue for an unusually long time.

The LGBT and Bear Community worldwide wants to pay homage to Ahmet Yildiz as a reminder of all the people that suffer discrimination in the world based on their sexual orientation, and to ask to all governments in the world to fight against hate crimes.

Read it from The Independent

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Post the video.
Tell your boyfriend.
Print a poster.
Make a song.
Write an sms.
Send an email.
Publish on faceboook.
Myspace it.
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Feel free but let everyone know.
It will be your particular hommage to Ahmet.

Download and print the poster

Japanese artist Gengoroh Tagame donated this artwork to participate in the campaign. He draw Ahmet from a picture by Caner Alper. Arigatou!

Poster Size:
tall 11,7" x wide 16,5"
tall 420mm x 297mm

Black & white


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