‘Middle Eastern countries are a hell for LGBT individuals’

SEDA TASKIN spoke to an Iraqi refugee about the dangers of being a transgender woman in Turkey

DAMLA KANER is an Iraqi trans woman. She fled Iraq so she could live a life free of threats and discrimination in Turkey. But her dream only lasted three days.

Migrant LGBT individuals in Turkey have to struggle against not just xenophobia, but also against homophobia and transphobia. The story of Damla Kaner, who left Iraq for Turkey, is only one of those.

Damla Kaner was born in 1998 to a conservative family in Iraq. Kaner speaks four languages: Turkish, English, Persian and...
source: Morning Star Online

2019-08-13 21:23
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