Via my friends at TransgenderNews at Twitter comes the breaking news of another murder of another trans woman in Ankara, Turkey.
The full details are still not known, but according to Kemal Ordek of KaosGL the woman was stabbed to death in her home last Friday, May 22. A protest was scheduled to take place on Saturday evening.
As Kemal Ordek says:
Unless the state authorities take required measures against homophobic and transphobic discirimination and violence, we know that this kind of high pressure will continue to be put on the shoulders of LGBT community of Turkey. We’ll continue to struggle against any kind of discrimination in Turkey against LGBTs and hope that you’ll continue to support our cause with every means.
Meanwhile, it seems the war against trans people in Turkey continues with no end in sight.
Previous related posts:
- Turkish parliament questioned on trans safety (May 12, 2009)
- Lambda Istanbul granted permission to continue operating (May 7, 2009)
- Suspected murderer of trans rights activist arrested in Turkey (April 21, 2009)
- Every 15 days, another trans person is murdered in Turkey (April 14, 2009)
- The undeclared war against LGBTT people in Turkey continues (March 29, 2009)
- Another trans woman murdered in Turkey (March 14, 2009)
- Trans woman stabbed to death in Istanbul (March 12, 2009)
- Lambda Istanbul wins appeal against closure (January 28, 2009)
- Trans rights abuses in Turkey (November 29, 2008)