Wednesdays through Sundays 'til 5am gay/ straight-friendly dance club - Istanbul's biggest - with resident and guest DJs, go-go boys and girls, drag shows, special performances, theme parties.
Istanbul Bears organize local and international bear meetings, parties and events for bears, chubs, cubs, chasers and admirers to build well communication between Turkish bears, Kurdish bears and bears from all over the world. Events include the September Autumn Bear Festival with Hammam events and other parties - this past year taking place at Firuzağa Hamamı, Mono Bar, and Cheeky Club.
February 22, 2019, 10pm-5am, RX Istanbul, Siraselviler Cad. Aslanyatagi Sok. No:3 Taksim. First Pre-Pride party of the year at RX (former Roxy) to remember we are together, and have fun. DJs Q-Bra, Just D, Erman Yellow B2B Gräfin, and Thomas Lovelace. Proceeds from the door will be donated to the Trans House.
March 8, 2019, 11pm-5am. NoFem invites all her children to the fun at the FEMININE party in our new venue RX Istanbul (Old Roxy), partying longer, with better sound. Resident DJ Saint-Jer is supported on deck by two great women: Q-BRA + Mercan Şenel. Performance: dancer Buğra Büyükşimşek; drag queens; sexy gogos. Hosts Özden Cerrahoğlu + Can Atessacan.
March 29, 2019, 10:30pm-4am Sanat Party Hall, Hüseyinağa Mahallesi, Kameriye Sk.13. GZone, the most popular rainbow entertainment brand! Free and unique entertainment. Whether pop, rock, jazz, funk, hiphop, Turkish Pop or fantasy, house, we play and dance to whatever we want; dressing as we wish, and embracing our desired sex role. Yet again, somehow, we meet under the rainbow.
April 5-16, 2019. Twelve days of festival - a rich palette of award-winning world cinema films, Turkish cinema, classics, masterpieces, latest discoveries. Lately included 187 feature films, 10 shorts, 24 experimental films, 25 different categories - 221 films by 223 directors from 62 countries, + talks with guest filmmakers, panel discussions, concerts + special events.
Pride Week annual event since 2003 when about 30 people participated. Likely to be cancelled by officials as 2015-17 events were. Previous June marches had attracted up to 30,000 people w/ parade from Taksim Square along İstiklal Ave. See website + facebook.