Istanbul Gay Forum & Guide

Istanbul with a population about 12 million is the capital of gay scene in Turkey. Just as Turkey is a mixture of east and west, Istanbul is a summary of all country. Its cosmopolite life leads to a very colorful gay life; you can encounter quite trendy gay clubs as well as astonishingly traditional and local ones near one another in this city.  The rich and the poor, the modern and the old-fashioned, the intellectual and the illiterate are all here in this city, sometimes inside one another. Queers, transvestites, bears, modern gays, bisexual men, lesbians, rent-boys are all parts of this vivacious world. Since Istanbul itself is a very charming city with its historical, cultural and natural beauties, it won't be exaggeration to say that Istanbul is one of the cities classified as "Don't die before you see it" especially for gay men.

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Istanbul Gay Forum

The aim of this website is to give our visitors the opportunity to share information, rather than providing the information itself. Visitors who have a Facebook account can use below comment section to share their experiences about gay life in Istanbul, make corrections and/or contact other gay men who know the city well. Please only write messages and comments about the subject of this page.

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Yahoo Group for Turkish Gays








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Lambda Istanbul is located in Istanbul, a non-government-organization which started the first gay and lesbian movement in Turkey. One of the most active GL liberation movement in the country.

Gay & lesbian Internet Sources for Istanbul:
Here is a list of internet sources which may help you communicate with other gay / lesbian people form Istanbul and other cities of Turkey:

Istanbul Gay Guide
The only up-to-date gay guide of Istanbul. Introduction to Istanbul's gay guide. Safety warnings and general information about gay life, gay venues, shopping, cruising, rent boys, gay escorts and gay events.

Gay Guide Istanbul
Practical gay guide of Istanbul including hay sauna and hamams, as well as  gay and lesbian friendly bars, clubs and other gay friendly venues.

LGBT Turkey - Facebook Community
Facebook Community Page Combining Turkish Gays. You can join the group by hitting the "like button". You can leave messages to contact other gay men.

Turkey Gay Tours - Facebook Page
Facebook Page of Turkey's first openly gay travel agency. Besides travel related posts you can also follow all kind of LGBT activities in Turkey if you join the page. You can also interact with other gay men on the page.

Yahoo Group for Turkish Gays
A Yahoo Group to meet Turkish gay men from all over Turkey. You can leave a message to meet Turkish gays and gay tourists living in or visiting Adana in this group

Yahoo Group For Turkish Lesbians
A Yahoo Group to meet Turkish Lesbians from all over Turkey. You can leave a message to meet Turkish lesbians and lesbian tourists living in or visiting Adana in this group. 

Everyday Turkey Tours
Turkey tour by gay friendly travel agency
.  A class certified, reputable travel agency located at the center of historical downtown Sultanahmet, Istanbul. They offer private or group daily tours, blue cruises, affordable package tours all around Turkey.

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Turkey Gay Travel Guide of Major Cities - Gay bars, clubs, restaurants, cafe shops, hamam, sauna and bath houses, gay beaches, gay friendly hotels, tours, cruises in major cities of Turkey - Click here for Istanbul Gay Guide


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Practical gay guide of Istanbul, listing the most popular gay and lesbian venues including bars, clubs, sauna, bath, cafe and restaurants as well as other gay friendly venues. Listed venues are carefully selected to avoid waste of time for short-time travelers. 
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Gay and lesbian friendly hotels, rooms, flats in Taksim and Sultanahmet districts of Istanbul. We listed these hotels after making face to face interviews with their administrations and we were persuaded that they understand the expectations of the gay people.
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11 different Istanbul city tours. Private guided and regular group tours. No credit card confirmation is required for booking these tours. Flexible pick up time for private tours by gay/gay friendly guides. Tours cover Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, Bosphorus, Grand Bazaar and more
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Are you a gay man visiting Istanbul for the first time? Are you a stranger to the gay life of this metropolis? You surely need somebody to lead you the way during your first few days. Somebody who knows what is going on in the gay world in this mysterious city.
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Istanbul's city gay guide, chat, forum, guestbook, personals real gay and lesbian friendly hotels of Istanbul, private gay tours, other travel and city information and useful tips for gay men stranger to Istanbul.

Sauna Bath House in Istanbul
Very friendly sauna & bath house located in Beyoglu district very close to Taksim square famous with young masseurs.

Istanbul Gay Sauna & Turkish Baths
Best Turkish Bath guide on the internet. Gay friendly saunas, bath houses, historical hamams in Istanbul including location maps and visitors reviews.





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