Trans people in Turkey stage protest against government

turkishtransprotestTHE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — It was reported that nearly a thousand Turkish transgender people and their allies staged a protest march in Istanbul against the current conservative government last week.

The trans march is reportedly an annual event and it took place in Taksim Square  a day after a larger political protest was put down by government forces. Signs carrying slogans such as ‘being transgender is not a disease’ were seen.

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While this event was overshadowed by the larger anti-Turkish government protests that has dominated world media coverage in recent weeks, it is important to ensure that trans Turkish citizens voices are heard during this upheaval as well.

More:  Turkish transsexuals stage protest march in Istanbul | GlobalPost.

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