Myanmar

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Added on: 05/20/2024
05/20/2024
While Pride Month is around the corner in Thailand, Burmese LGBTQ people live under the Tatmadaw’s shadow, waiting for help from their Thai counterparts. “Even if Thailand…

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Added on: 05/15/2023
05/14/2023
Myanmar doctor Pyae Phyo Kyaw has had to treat Karenni villagers who have lost limbs to landmines that he saw soldiers plant, and he has seen others…

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Added on: 03/23/2023
03/22/2023
A mobile app for job listings for freelance LGBTQ+ workers in Southeast Asia can help tackle workplace discrimination and provide more economic opportunities for the growing number…

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Added on: 09/04/2021
Until the military takeover on Feb. 1, cosmetics, fashion and beauty design were the most important parts of May Oo’s daily life. For more than a decade,…

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Added on: 06/29/2021
06/28/2021
For much of the past two centuries, it was illegal to be gay in a vast swathe of the world – thanks to colonial Britain. Till today,…

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Added on: 04/16/2021
04/15/2021
Twenty-nine-year-old Jasmine, who asked to use a pseudonym to protect her privacy, moved to northern Thailand last year to be with her boyfriend, a 60-year-old American. As…

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Added on: 04/16/2021
04/14/2021
In early February, women, girls and members of the LGBT community hit the streets of Yangon, Mandalay and other cities throughout Myanmar to protest the country’s military…

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Added on: 03/30/2021
Alexander Champeau
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Background on Myanmar Myanmar itself is in Southeast Asia and neighbors Bangladesh, China, India, Laos, and Thailand. It is, per the BBC, a diverse nation of 54…

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Added on: 03/06/2021
03/05/2021
Sue Sha Shin Thant, a transgender woman, has experienced a lifetime of discrimination and social exclusion in Myanmar, where LGBTQ+ people have no recognized rights or protections…

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Added on: 02/20/2021
2/19/21
A group of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) protesters rallied on Yangon’s streets against the military coup and ousting of elected leader Aung San Suu…

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Added on: 02/11/2021
02/10/2021
The Myanmar military took power last week on the promise of “restoring eternal peace” to a country riven by seven decades of ethnic conflict. Since the takeover…

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Added on: 10/05/2020
10/04/2020
Outraged over ongoing discrimination in Myanmar, Myo Min Tun decided to stand as the first openly gay election candidate in a country where same-sex relations are illegal….

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Added on: 05/29/2020
05/28/2020
Wednesday has just turned into Thursday in Yangon, Myanmar’s biggest city, and pleasure-seekers are on the prowl in a glitzy neighbourhood. Drivers slow down to inspect sex…

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Added on: 01/22/2020
01/22/2020
LGBT activists in Myanmar campaigning to decriminalise same-sex relations are urging thousands of people to paint their little finger pink as they try to highlight the issue…

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Added on: 12/09/2019
12/08/2019
Ninety hopefuls from around the world will vie for the crown at tonight’s (Dec 8) Miss Universe pageant. Among them is Miss Myanmar, Swe Zin Htet. The…

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Added on: 11/15/2019
11/14/2019
A damning report has revealed the shocking extent of violence and persecution faced by LGBT+ people in Myanmar and has recommended urgent law reform. The report –…

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Added on: 11/10/2019
Myanmar’s criminal laws are outdated and fail to respect and protect human rights, especially the rights of LGBTQ people and rights enshrined in binding international human rights…

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Added on: 09/19/2019
In seventh grade, at school in a small town five hours’ drive north of Yangon, Jel Li developed a crush on another girl. Confused, she wrote her…

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Added on: 07/03/2019
Homophobic bullying in Myanmar. Rainbow socks in Singapore. A first for trans people in Pakistan. This is a brief roundup of LGBTI news from countries that have…

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Added on: 06/28/2019
06/27/2019
The suicide of a gay man in Myanmar who was subjected to “homophobic bullying” from his co-workers has prompted a national conversation on LGBT+ rights in the…

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Added on: 05/17/2019
05/17/2019
The International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia (IDAHOT), on May 17, has been marked worldwide to celebrate sexual and gender diversity. The Myanmar Centre for Responsible…

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Added on: 05/07/2019
05/06/2019
May 17 marks the annual International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT). In an open letter, the Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business and Myanmar NGO Colours Rainbow…

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Added on: 03/25/2019
Shin Thant tried to create a metaphor for the experience of feeling culturally excluded and vilified on the big screen. It went like this; A transgender person…

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Added on: 01/29/2019
This past weekend, pride week kicked off in full force in Myanmar’s largest city, Yangon. A flurry of rainbow umbrellas dotting Yangon harbor, held by fishermen following…

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Added on: 01/28/2019
01/27/2019
Rainbow flags flew high and gay anthems blasted out over Yangon’s river as a flotilla of boats took to the water of Myanmar’s biggest city on Saturday…

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Added on: 01/19/2019
01/17/2019
“Our township is the most crowded, has the most crime and is the most concerning for city administrators,” bemoaned U Myo Nay Aung, administrator of No.1 ward,…

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Added on: 11/28/2018
Growing up as a transgender woman in Singapore, Sheila says she lived in fear of her parents “finding out who she is. As a result of me trying to…

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Added on: 11/23/2018
11/23/2018
The dark surface of Inya Lake is illuminated by warm bobbing candles, pushed out by a small but dedicated crowd who has come in the evening to…

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Added on: 11/20/2018
11/19/2018
Grace Baey spent a month with transgender people in Myanmar’s commercial hub, Yangon. ‘I’ve been working with the trans community in Singapore for several years now, and…

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Added on: 11/17/2018
11/16/2018
The Southeast Asian nation of Myanmar made the news this month. It was revealed that two LGBTI individuals had been arrested under the colonial-era Section 377 of the…