For 30 years, the Schwules Museum* has been battling to make non-conformative sexualities and gender identities visible and accepted. With 30,000 annual visitors, 80 people working for us (many of them volunteers), with internationally acclaimed exhibitions and important archive materials, we are one of the most important institutions in the world for preserving and exhibiting the cultural heritage of LGBTI* movements.
The board of directors of the Schwules Museum* is proposing Ebru Kırancı for this year’s “Sozialer Menschenrechtspreis“ (Social Human Rights Prize) of the Eberhard-Schultz-Stiftung.
Ebru Kırancı has campaigned in Turkey for the past 30 years, against violence against women, lesbians, gays, bisexuals, trans* people and intersexuals, as well as other minorities. Kırancı played an important role in bringing gender aspects to human rights discussion in Turkey, she has also made this topic a not-to-be-ignored issue for civilian and political organizations in the country.
We would be delighted if our candidate would be considered for the prize, as a sign of solidarity and appreciation of the work of LGBTI* activists in Turkey.