Struggle of Turkey’s LGBT Movement Has International Importance – Interview with Stuart Milk

LGBT rights activist Stuart Milk, nephew of deceased homosexual US American politician Harvey Milk, spoke to bianet about his observations regarding the Turkish LGBT movement, the Pride Week and its closing Pride March (among other things).

What did you think when you received the invitation for the LGBTT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transvestite and transsexual) Pride Week in Turkey?

I was very excited. I came here instead of attending other scheduled events in the US because I think that Turkey is a key country for the global LGBT struggle. So I happily accepted the invitation.