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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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