Lambdaistanbul is an organization run by volunteers only. Our main goal is a society free from all kinds of discrimination, while our main focus is heterosexism and the binary gender system. We are organized in a horizontal, non-hierarchical manner, so we don’t have a chairperson, or any hierarchical structure, but we do have committees formed by volunteers for various issues (Activities, social media and communication, women’s committee, etc.)
Lambdaistanbul is an organization that was formed by a group of LGBTI+ people, right after the governor of Istanbul banned the Christopher Street Day Sexual Liberation Activities (Pride Events) that were attempted to be held in July 1993. After this, the group that used to gather under the name “Gokkusagi” (Rainbow) took the name Lambdaistanbul.