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Turkey's capital city bans all LGBT events

Turkey's capital, Ankara fears anti-LGBT violence and therefore has suspended any LGBT events indefinitely.

Turkey’s capital city Ankara has banned all LGBT Pride events, including film screenings, theatre shows and exhibitions. This is an effort, city officials say, to protect “public security."

The restrictions went into effect on Saturday for an “Indefinite” period.

White trans person identifies as Filipino, say they are "transracial"

Ja Du is a white trans person who identifies as "transracial."

Editor's note: since the subject of this story did not specify which pronoun to use in the original article, we have opted to use they, them and their in an effort to avoid misgendering. 

Ja Du lives in Florida and has become part of a growing group of people who are white but identify as “transracial.” Ja Du is also transgender.  

Man Kim Davis refused marriage license to may run against her for Clerk

 David Ermold confronting Kim Davis for his right to marry.

Just when we thought Kim Davis was gone from the media forever, she has popped up not once, but twice in the news this week.

First the Kentucky Clerk infamous for denying same-sex marriage licenses after the SCOTUS ruling said she is running for re-election to keep her post, but now the same gay man she refused to serve, David Ermold, wants to campaign for the same job.

Virginia trans woman, Danica Roem, wins against Republican incumbent

Danica Roem is first elected trans official in Virginia.

Virginia gets its first trans elected official, Danica Roem, filling a seat that will be vacated by Republican Robert G. Marshall at the Virginia House of Delegates. 

The race was fueled by local issues such as traffic in Prince William County, but also exposed trans issues, an LGBT hot-button issue often pressed by the Trump administration. 

Texas eatery uses Caitlyn "before and after" photos for bathrooms

Texas restrooms are labeled with Caitlyn Jenner before and after transition.

Sometimes it can be whimsical to see how restaurants label their bathrooms for men and women, but this one near Dallas may have gone a little too far.

Dodie’s Place is a Cajun-style eatery in Allen, Texas and it has recently gotten some backlash over their restrooms because of how they are tagged.

Candace Towns, trans woman of color found murdered

Candace Towns, 30, of Georgia shot to death.

The 25th transgender person to be murdered in the United States has been reported according to New Now Next.

The HRC lists 2017 as the deadliest year on record for trans people.

Candace Towns, 30, of Georgia was found lifeless on a driveway in Macon on Tuesday.

Fed. Judge blocks Trump’s trans military ban

Trans military ban is rendered moot for now by federal judge.

Donald Trump’s proposed trans military ban was derailed by Federal District Court Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly on Monday.

The preliminary injunction orders that the military cannot ban trans men and women and they must continue providing them with medical care and other benefits.