Same-sex sexual activity was legalised in the Ottoman Empire —the predecessor of the modern-day Republic of Turkey—in , and in modern Turkey, homosexual activity has always been a legal act since the day it was founded on 29 October Transgender people have been allowed to change their legal gender since Although discrimination protections regarding sexual orientation and gender identity or expression have been debated legally, they have not yet been legislated. Public opinion on homosexuality has generally been conservative, and LGBT people have been widely reported to experience discrimination, harassment and even violence in recent years. However, it still remains relatively tolerant in comparison to other Muslim-majority countries in the region. The crackdown on prostitution may have been used as pretext for harassment of gay and transgender people. Some openly gay people were able to be successful in the s.
A design for a card I made for my boyfriend out of various J. Leyendecker images. The font was a bit of a bastard to do, but it worked in the end. I did this as I was not happy with the ones you could get in the shops, and decided to make one myself.