About Yeksani

Yeksani is a platform working on countering negative media bias on LGBT+ topics, raising awareness on the LGBT+ community in the Kurdistan Region through media advocacy, as well as consulting LGBT+ individuals to write about and report incidences LGBT+ individuals face.

Yeksani was created to combat the lengthy hate campaigns the LGBT+ community has been facing in Iraq, partly due to improper media representation. Through the power of media advocacy and awareness-raising, Yeksani strives to eliminate confusion around topics concerning the LGBT+ community, and pave the way for a more tolerant society. Yeksani is the successor of Lava Association, which had been active from 2017-2020.

Our Mission

Yeksani exists to empower LGBT+ individuals in Iraqi Kurdistan, raise awareness about the LGBT+ community, and counter media bias on sexuality-based topics.

Our Vision

We envision a just society and peaceful future where everyone feels protected, LGBT+ individuals are treated fairly and are free and accepted.

Our Values

Diversity & Inclusion






Justice & Equality


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