Trans activists rally in Turkey’s Izmir amid rising attacks

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LGBT+ and human rights organisations will rally on Friday in the western Turkish city of Izmir to protest a recent rise in murders and attacks on trans women. According to Kaos GL, an activist news network and one of Turkey’s oldest queer rights groups, protesters will meet under the banner “Our trans lives are valuable” in the centre of Izmir in order to raise awareness for the embattled trans community. Izmir province has been at the centre of a rise in violence targeting LGBT+ citizens in recent months. According to local Turkish news site Bianet, two trans women have been killed in three m…

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