Istanbulite Queer Performers Solidarity Fund

We are a community of queer performance artists, performing in various venues in Istanbul nightlife. By organizing performance nights and taking the stage as performers in many venues in Istanbul, we were both taking part in the entertainment industry and doing activism… up until now.

Ever since we started social distancing ourselves because of the Covid-19 outbreak, we continue our broadcasts through our social media channels. By doing live broadcasts of our shows like “Dudakların Cengi” or “O Perf Türkiye” and starting our Youtube/Twitch channels, we seek new ways to connect with our community and audience, and try to keep the solidarity we need strong through establishing a connection that could lift our spirits.

However, it is uncertain how long and in what conditions this will go on like this. We’ve built ourselves an economy with the shows we’ve been organizing for more than 2 years and the tips we’ve collected, but it is collapsed now. We have friends among us that are still students, that lost their jobs, that continue their lives without getting support from their designated families and they have become less secure than ever, right from the first days of this shutdown. Many of us living without any social security, savings or a source of income are having difficulty meeting their basic needs, particularly health and housing.

In this hard and uncertain times, we need an economic solidarity network more than ever. Therefore, we’ve created this solidarity fund that all of us can contribute to, so that we can support each other with feelings of trust and responsibility. If you want to support us, you can send your contribution, either for one time or regularly. Or, you can simply share this fund with your friends.

Thank you for your support, and sending you kisses and love! (While keeping the social distance, of course.)

Find out more on our instagram page:


  • Lennart Brandtstaetter
    • £70 
    • 3 yrs


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