21/11/2014 | Writer: Kaos GL

In Istanbul, the municipalities of Besiktas and Sisli did not forget about the Trans Day of Remembrance yesterday.

Municipalities in Istanbul stood up against transphobia Kaos GL - News Portal for LGBTI+
In Istanbul, the municipalities of Besiktas and Sisli did not forget about the Trans Day of Remembrance yesterday.
 
LGBTI activists together with the Mayor of Besiktas
 
The main opposition Republican People’s Party is running the municipalities of Besiktas and Sisli which stood up against transphobia on November 20.
 
“Just to spite hate, long live life”
 
Besiktas Municipality put up billboards with LGBTI activists carrying banners that read “just to spite hate, long live life” and CHP posted anti-transphobia messages through its official Facebook and Twitter accounts.
 
"No to transphobia! Trans individuals cannot be forced to live deprived of their basic rights and freedoms. Don’t remain silent towards acts of hatred, don’t be part of the crime!"/chpforall
 
Mayor of Besiktas Municipality, Murat Hazinedar, released a statement on the municipality’s website, condemning hate crimes.
 
LGBTI-friendly mayor commemorated murdered trans woman
 
Mayor of Sisli Municipality, Hayri Inonu, shared a message on his social media accounts commemorating Cingene Gul, a trans women murdered in her house in Istanbul last month.
 
Another billboard in Besiktas Municipality
 
Sisli Municipality extended the working hours of a policlinic in order to meet the needs of LGBTI community and started offering free STD testing last month. The municipality had signed off the “LGBTI-friendly Municipality Protocol” prepared by Lambdaistanbul and SPoD LGBT before the local elections held in March, 2013.
 
CHP MP called for quota for trans employment
 
CHP MP Mahmut Tanal held a press conference in the Turkish Parliament for the Trans Day of Remembrance together with LGBTI activists. Tanal also proposed a legislation that calls for a quota for trans people in public and private sectors.  

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