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Posts Tagged ‘LGBT’ (3 found)

Myanmar LGBT Rights Network Joins Daw Aung San Suu Kyi in Calling for the Decriminalization of Homosexuality in Myanmar

Myanmar LGBT Rights Network warmly welcomes Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s recent comments calling for the decriminalization of homosexuality in Myanmar. This would be a significant step towards respecting the human rights of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) community and ending deeply engrained homophobic social attitudes and discrimination against LGBT
people in Myanmar […]

November 22, 2013  •  By Myanmar LGBT Rights Network  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Statement on Abuse Perpetrated Against LGBT in Mandalay

On the nights of 6 and 7 July 2013, twelve gay and transgender people were arrested along the east and southeast areas of the Mandalay moat and subjected to verbal, physical, and sexual abuse by police officials while being detained. Burma’s LGBT Rights Network strongly condemns these actions toward members of the LGBT community as unlawful, inequitable, and bigoted. They serve as evidence of the deeply ingrained strains of discrimination, prejudice, and stigma against LGBT that are endemic throughout Burma […]

July 14, 2013  •  By Myanmar LGBT Rights Network and PFLAG Myanmar  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

The Myanmar National Human Rights Commission Attends Celebration for IDAHO in Rangoon

Events in Burma, Thailand, the Philippines, Cambodia, Hong Kong, Singapore Vietnam and India for International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO). In Burma gay men are asking to be decriminalized, in Thailand transgender women want to be spared military service and in the Philippines LGBT rights activists are pushing for an anti-discrimination law […]

May 17, 2013  •  Tags: ,  •  Read more ➤