Kaos GLA - Z
- Association, Internet newspaper
- Turkey, Ankara
- Contact Persons / Persons Involved:
- Yıldız Tar, Gözde Demirbilek, Aslı Alpar
- Main Language Published:
- Other Language(s) Published:
- English, Kurdish, Arabic, Persian
The history of KaosGL.org can be traced back to the first issue of KaosGL magazine, which was published on September 20, 1994, in fanzine format. A video (in Turkish) of the production process can be seen here:
In 2007, the website KaosGL.org went online and began its digital journalistic existence with an Internet newspaper.
- Content Focus:
It publishes work on issues of concern to the LGBTI+ community, including violation of anti-discrimination laws, developments in the field of human rights, arts and culture, sports, the family, and social issues.
Regular features focus on sexual health issues, HIV / AIDS, visual culture, and military service. In addition, there is a website forum where LGBTI+ people can post their own stories.
- Organization and Decision-making Process:
KaosGL.org works with three publishers. Two of them live in Ankara and work from an office, as and when their workload demands it; and the third publisher lives in Izmir. They meet regularly nevertheless, since they aspire to take decisions and operate as a team.
The publishers define the subject areas and projects themselves, in line both with the political goals of the Kaos GL association and the needs of the LGBTI+ people who come from and/or live in Turkey. Reader surveys help identify what those needs are.
- Financing and Support:
The KaosGL.org website receives funding from the Swedish Development Aid Agency SIDA, in the framework of the »Rainbow« project.