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Trans woman trapped at home for months after threats of having acid hurled in her face

Terrified to leave her home in Istanbul, Turkey, a trans woman has pleaded for justice after months of being trapped in her residence due to escalating violence against her, including a threat of having acid thrown in her face. Since 2005, Ajda Ender has faced a daily torrent of abuse from Şişli locals on here way picking up groceries or commuting to work. Abuse that “turned physically violent”, she wrote on Twitter that she filed a criminal complaint. But the transphobic abusers only upped their attacks, however, threatening to beat Ender...

Gay men spat on and called ‘p***y boy f*****s’ by straight couple after asking them to stop having loud sex

Two gay men claim they were told by hotel guests that they were an “abomination against the Bible”. They were also called “p***y boy f*****s” after asking a straight couple staying at the same hotel as them to stop having loud sex. David and his partner, who wish to remain anonymous, told PinkNews that during their stay at TUI Sensatori Resort Barut Fethiye, Turkey, last year their holiday was ruptured by the loud moans of a straight couple staying next-door. But when David kindly asked the couple to quiet down,...
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Three organizations urge Turkey to release college students, staff on trial for attending Pride

Despite the local law that prevents LGBTQ events being struck down in court, the country is enforcing it anyway. https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2019/11/three-organizations-urge-turkey-release-college-students-staff-trial-attending-pride/...
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