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December 19, 2012

Another trans women was murdered in Turkey, bringing the 2012 toll to six

A trans women from Beylikduzu in Istanbul was shot last Saturday, tragically extending 2012's list of murdered transgender women in Turkey.

Gunce Hatun, a 19-year-old who worked as a sex worker was shot dead on the street, said Kemal Ordek a Turkish steering committee member for Transgender Europe.

Turkish news reports say that police arrested a man who is a driver for a private bank. He claimed Hatun tried to force her way into his car.

This brings the number of murder trans women in Turkey this year to six.

November 21, 2012

Victims stabbed, shot, dragged, maimed or burned for being who they are

So far in 2012, 265 transgender people have been murdered worldwide and the brutality of their deaths is detailed in a video released Tuesday (20 November) which is Transgender Day of Remembrance.

The video, from the Gay Alliance Against Defamation, contains descriptions of the murders, many which are repeated stabbings or shootings. Some victims were tortured, others burned, at least one was dragged and some were maimed - just because they were different.

'They did nothing wrong,' the video states. 'They were transgender.'

November 20, 2012

Campaigners around the world call for global action to end the 'horrifying' rise in transgender murders

Campaigners around the world are today marking Transgender Day of Remembrance by calling for an end to violence against people because of their gender identity.

Events including candlelit vigils and poetry readings have been planned to mark the occasion in hundreds of cities in 20 countries across the globe, from Canada and the United States to France, New Zealand and South Korea.

November 20, 2012

Study released on Transgender Remembrance Day

The CBS drama CSI once featured a transgender serial killer who murdered his own mother. Fox's The Cleveland Show showed a man vomiting for a lengthy period of time after discovering he had slept with a transgender person. FX's Nip/Tick had an entire season of a psychopathic trans woman depicted as a baby-stealing sexual predator who sleeps with her own son.

November 19, 2012

Local trans rights group Association for Transexuals in Andalucía criticizes local media for reporting the trans victim as a young man 

A 30-year old transgender woman was found dead 17 November (Saturday) in Málaga, Spain.

According to local news reports, emergency services reportedly received a call just after midnight on 16 November (Friday) from a man calling to report his boyfriend was being aggressive and throwing objects at him.

The victim, reported as a 30-year old man, was found by police with a stab wound to the chest.

Paramedics were unable to revive the victim who was declared dead on scene.

November 16, 2012

Vigils, plays and candlelit marches will be held around the world to mark Transgender Day of Remembrance

Thousands around the world will honor the hundreds of people murdered because of their gender identity on Transgender Day of Remembrance.

Events have been planned to mark the occasion across the globe, from Canada and the United States to France, New Zealand and South Korea.

Candle-lit vigils are planned in several cities, including Manchester in northern England, Sacramento in the US state of California and Genova in Italy.

November 15, 2012

Video campaign hopes to raise awareness of transgender issues in the US

A video campaign featuring prominent trans Americans has been launched to mark Transgender Awareness Week.

The 'I AM: Trans People Speak' videos feature New York Times bestseller Professor Jennifer Finney Boylan and actress Laverne Cox telling their own personal stories.

Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund (TLDEF) attorney Noah Lewis and performance poet Kit Yan also share their experiences to camera in the campaign which aims to put transgender issues in the spotlight to educate the public and speak to trans youth and adults.

November 15, 2012

New figures from Trans Murder Monitoring show 265 trans people were murdered across the world in the last 12 months, higher than previous years

New figures released yesterday by the Trans Murder Monitoring project show 265 trans people were known to be the victims of violent killings across the world over the last 12 months.

The figures show a nearly 20% increase from last year, when 221 trans murders were reported.