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Queer/lesbian/feminist movement in Erbil, Kurdistan?

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Hey!

Im a kurdish queer feminst living in Scandinavia for almost all of my life. I have been in Erbil and the towns around the city many summers growing up. I dont speak to my parents anymore because of my queerness, but my family in Kurdistan dont know about my situation. My parents lies and tell that everything is fine with my.

The ting is that I want to rediscover Kurdistan, the leftist, feminist/queer part of it. So I was thinking to maybe move to Erbil in one year and getting me a english speaking job (my kurdish is a bite lame). So please tell me everything about the progressive part of Erbil. Loooking forward to your answers.

Lovelove.

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  • 17-24_f_b_h1_f2
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    hey if anyone knows of such movement let me know as well! even if its very underground or invisible.

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  • 25-34_m_w_h1_f4
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    if i go to erbil is it okay to be openly gay with some of the people there (not too publicly i mean would people freak out if i come out to them?)

    ive been wanting to go since a long time but wasnt sure how open i can be about my sexuality :/

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  • 17-24_f_w_h3_f2
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    My Experience is: It depends. Erbil is full of people who lived in the western world before and many of them are pretty open minded. I came out to like 6 persons here and they all reacted cool. Some people found out on their own. Some didn't care at all, others stood back from me or tried to convince me that it's bad that I'm queer. But at least I was never harassed by anyone

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  • 17-24_f_w_h3_f2
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    Hey
    There is indeed a big feminist, pro lgbt and leftist movement in Kurdistan but it is in the turkish part of Kurdistan. I don't know about the situation here in Erbil but I'll let you know if I find something like that

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  • 25-34_f_b_h1_f3
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    Thank you! Everything kurdish LGBT/feminist/leftist is ok, it dont matter if in wich country it is in.
    (I wrote my post long time ago and things has changed)

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  • 25-34_f_b_h1_f3
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    I was actually just in Erbil and it was so weird.. I had not been back for 9 years and things has really changed. But I need to see the queer/leftist/feminist part of Kurdistan, I refuse to let the bad ones being the one who owns the story of Kurdistan. If any of you want to chat in private or meet up when I go back in the autum, tell me! I am trying to go into Rojava to interview revolutionary women, but will drop by Turkey and Irak too of course!

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    Hello, do you finally find something? Are you still in Kurdistan? I will be there in july for 6 months. And I work on the same questions

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