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*Content Warning: This post discusses violence and suicide* ‘What is it like to be an LGBTI person in your country?’ I believe that we should consider our losses, the ones that are visible in the media and known by us, and the ones that we do not know that occur in the suburbs of my country. Those being raped, or are targeted by transphobia and hate crimes in the backstreets of Tarlabasi or other cities in this country. I really do not know where to start or which part of the LGBTIQ acronym to discuss first. There is X’s story, which ends in a forced marriage to ‘correct’ her lesbianism or his gender identity. Imagine a father saying “You’ll remember being a woman after having a penis inside of you!” Or… The story of Ahmet, who was stabbed many times by his own father because of his sexual orientation. Who is the perpetrator? Let’s go...