The following news article was prepared by Gözde Demirbilek for kaosgl.org on September 9, 2021:

”Turkey’s first queer Olympics Queer Olympix 2021 in photos…

Organized since 2017 in Istanbul, Queer Olympix, Turkey’s first queer Olympics, took place despite all the pressure and bans as the summer ended. Queers doing sports activism in many different cities of Turkey came together in the event.

The Queer Olympix event, which took place in different venues in Istanbul, took place on August 27-28-29. In addition to the teams active in lubunya sports activism today, the past, present and future of LGBTI+s in sports were discussed at the event, which was attended by people from communities that took part in the fields in previous years and came together with various activities. Atletik Dildoa, Olympik Khalkedon, Q-Bitches, Muamma from Mersin, Pembe Hayat from Ankara and Lolitop from Kocaeli participated in the event. The Olympix Mix formed by individual participants also took part in the matches as every year.

Here are the photos from Queer Olympix 2021”

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Photos: Gözde Demirbilek / Kaos GL