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Hundreds of LGBT activists Defy Police in Protesting for Justice for #HandeKader

Hundreds of LGBT activists Defy Police in Protesting for Justice for #HandeKader

The LGBT community defied the Turkish government’s ban on rallies amassing today in support of murdered transgender woman Hande Kader. Transgender activists and allies enraged over the burning death of Hande Kader jumped police barricades to rally in solidarity for the slain transgender woman. This is an incredible act of bravery since following the attempted […]

7th Istanbul Transpride attacked by police in collusion with Islamists

7th Istanbul Transpride attacked by police in collusion with Islamists

The 7t Istanbul TransPride attacked. The March which was banned by the mayor was attacked by skinheads and Muslim extremists as police arrested reporters. Attaque de la police sur la Fierté Trans. Trans advocates say that the Government did this collusion with extremists. The Istanbul mayor said he banned the Transpride march and next weeks […]

Six Turkish transgender women attacked in the past two weeks

Six Turkish transgender women attacked in the past two weeks

The Turkish transgender community is incensed by uncaring police and called them out for being the criminals best accomplices. LGBT Turkey reports that Migel, a trans woman sex worker living in Fındıkzade, was attacked in her own apartment by a group of men. She was brutally injured with deep cuts on several parts of her […]

Hande Öncü, Turkish transgender asylum seeker living in Vienna murdered

Hande Öncü, Turkish transgender asylum seeker living in Vienna murdered

Having left Turkey for Vienna due to transphobic pressure, trans woman Hande Öncü was killed in a hate crime. Öncü’s body will be brought back to Turkey thanks to Trans Angels’ extensive efforts. Source: Yıldız Tar, “Türkiyeli trans kadın Viyana’da öldürüldü” (Trans woman from Turkey was killed in Vienna), KaosGL.org, 29 January 2015, translated to […]

Turkish transgender woman commits suicide “I could not, did not allow !”

Turkish transgender woman commits suicide “I could not, did not allow !”

Eylül Cansın, 24 climbed on the railings of the Bosphorus Bridge and jumped to her death despite efforts by the police. “I couldn’t because people did not let me” “I could not. I could not because people did not allow me. I could not work. I wanted to do something [worthwhile] but I could not. […]

ISTANBUL police are raiding homes, detaining trans woman and confiscating computers and phones

ISTANBUL police are raiding homes, detaining trans woman and confiscating computers and phones

Over the past week police in the Findikzade and Haseki regions have been using Facebook and other social media to track down Istanbul trans woman according to LGBT News Turkey . They’ve been raiding their homes, confiscating computers and phone and subjecting the detained woman to mandatory medical examinations. “Out of the 233 transgender women […]

Turkey gets first umbrella organization to combat LGBTI phobia

Turkey gets first umbrella organization to combat LGBTI phobia

Turkey is at the crossroads of humanity.  With transphobia rampant, and her increasingly conservative  failing secular governmental system, compounded with ISIS at her boarder, time is short . The need for better communication with her LGBTI community has never been greater. A new umbrella organization has been established to fight homophobia and transphobia in Turkey, […]

Turkish Trans Woman Buse Kılıçkaya harassed trying to attend parliament LGBT meeting

Turkish Trans Woman Buse Kılıçkaya harassed trying to attend parliament LGBT meeting

Transgender women Buse Kılıçkaya was nearly kept from attending a landmark LGBT meeting in parliament addressing Turkey’s need to abide by the U.N. and European Union agreements that it has signed. Buse Kılıçkaya from the Pink Life Association spoke with KaosGL.org about the incident that occurred at the security check before the press meeting: “I […]

Michelle Demishevich, first and only Turkish Transgender TV reporter fired for red lip stick

Michelle Demishevich, first and only Turkish Transgender TV reporter fired for red lip stick

Michelle Demishevich was fired yesterday after experiencing discrimination at her job as Turkey’s first and presently only transgender reporter. But according to LGBT Turkey she wasn’t fired becuse of her trans status. Two months ago Demishevich told Her.ie: Activism is not about only marching on the streets with flags. What I call activism is my working […]