LGBTI Asia: From Myanmar tragedy to Pakistan progress

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07/02/2019

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 anti-gay laws or are recovering from them. A Myanmar librarian died by suicide after homophobic bullying. Bullied librarian posted heartbreaking note before dying by suicide. Myanmar university investigates suicide of gay librarian. The International Commission of Jurists released report detailing discrimination faced by LGBTQs in housing, work and public spaces in India. There’s a new video ‘Living with dignity’ about the issue. Singapore’s foreign minister attended ‘traditional family’ charity fundraiser. In a first, the Human Rights Ministry of Pakistan appointed a trans woman to a staff position in the ministry.

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