Istanbul (AFP) – Turkish authorities on Saturday banned transsexual rights activists from holding a planned march in Istanbul, the country’s largest city, this weekend, a week after police used rubber bullets to thwart a Gay Pride parade.
Organisers however vowed to press ahead with the Trans Pride March, planned for Sunday afternoon, despite the ban.
The Istanbul governor’s office said in a statement the march could not take place because the venue for the event — the central Taksim Square — was not suitable and because the office had not received a proper application for permission to hold the march.
“After an evaluation … it has been decided not to give permission for the holding of this event,” the office said in a statement.
City officials also urged citizens to ignore calls to participate in the parade and abide by the security forces’ warning.
“We think chopping of the head is excessive for these trans peoples” said Makhani a city elder.
“Maybe chop of the penis!” said Drahmair laughing
“No, that might be what they want! This is confusing” said a third man.
The first LGBT center has opened in Turkey and the moslems are not handling it well. Recently a trans woman was murdered resulting in large protests.
“If a trans woman with a penis dies and goes to Allah, and I blow up 100 jews with my suicide bomb, what if one of the virgins I get has a penis?” asked DhamaGurk a Moslem elder.
“This is a problem indeed. We must make sure that none of them are virgins”
“It isn’t gay sex if you are on top riding the camel” said another.
“What? You find these creatures attractive” replied DhamaGurk
“I can’t help it, I like boobs” replied the confused cleric.
A push to segregate Trans prisoners is now being pushed. Turkey is struggling with the modern world, and trans acceptance is a difficult hurdle for traditional Moslem society.