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Through the solidarity networks formed after the earthquakes, we realized the solidarity with LGBTI+ people in different cities, who had been affected by February 6 earthquake in Kahramanmaraş and February 20 earthquake in Hatay, was not adequately and effectively carried out. After the disaster, we saw that LGBTI+ people were deprived of the most basic human rights, such as the right to access safe and clean water, the right to adequate food, the right to health, and the right to adequate housing.

We observed that all rights-based or humanitarian-oriented non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and independent activists working in and for the provinces affected by the disaster fight against the discriminatory policies of the state as well while showing solidarity with LGBTI+ people due to the state’s failure to fulfill these obligations. Within the scope of this report, it is noteworthy that the referrals, which are of primary importance among the support activities for LGBTI+ people who survived the earthquake, have not been made to any public institution.

Therefore, in this report, we have tried to identify the factors that affect the work of independent activists and organizations that support LGBTI+ people.

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