12/01/2023 | Writer: Selma Koçak

“We will fight till all trans people become free, until all LGBTI+s become free. Despite hate, long live life!”

Protest for Ecem Seçkin in İzmir: Hate extends, the state protects  Kaos GL - News Portal for LGBTI+

İzmir November 20 Platform went out for Ecem Seçkin, a sex worker trans woman murdered in Alsancak. Gathering at Kıbrıs Şehitleri Avenue on January 7, rights defenders said: “Trans murders are political.” 

Unfurling trans flags right defenders shouted slogans like: “Ecem Seçkin is our rebellion!” ,”HaTe extends, state protects” and “Despite hate, long live life!” 

Within the scope of the press statement the following statements were included:

”We know that Ecem’s murderer is not only the perpetrator M.F. Those who target us vis transphobic discourses and hate policies, the government which allows hate rallies, opposition parties that disregard transgender people, and the misogynist and binary patriarchal system which ignores us are also among Ecem’s murderers. Only in the last 1,5 years, at least three sex worker trans women were exposed to hate attacks with the motivation of attempted murder in Alsancak, and on January 5 our friend Ecem was slaughtered by a hate murder.” 

Tags: human rights, women