Working with Families and Relatives of LGBTs: Experience with Family Groups in Turkey

Background

Aim(s)

Prevailing and persisting heteronormative and cisnormative values, which still prevail and persist in the societal sphere in Turkey, interfere with the processes of self-acceptance for LGBTs, and toughen the process of coming... [ view full abstract ]

Main Outcome Measures

Founded in 2008, LISTAG (Families of LGBT in Istanbul Association) organizes monthly group meetings These meetings aim to enable families and relatives of LGBTs to access correct information, as well as to support them in... [ view full abstract ]

Methods

Since 2008, 81 group meetings were held, with a total of 1195 people attending these meetings. Attendance in meetings has increased every year, especially following the release of the documentary ‘My Child’ (‘Benim... [ view full abstract ]

Results

CONCLUSION: In a society where varience in gender and sexuality is brushed under the carpet, never talked about, and even ignored, the only way to normalize LGBT identities is to become more organized and work on raising... [ view full abstract ]

Conclusion

In a society where varience in gender and sexuality is brushed under the carpet, never talked about, and even ignored, the only way to normalize LGBT identities is to become more organized and work on raising awareness. Great... [ view full abstract ]

Authors

Seven Kaptan (p), Koray Başar (Hacettepe University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry), Sahika Yuksel (CETAD), Nesrin Yetkin (Sexual Education, Treatment and Research Association (CETAD))

Topic Area

Oral & Poster Topics: Mental health

Session

PS-2 » E-Posters Mental Health (1) (16:30 - Thursday, 6th April, Exhibition Hall)

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