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Myanmar: University investigates suicide of gay librarian

Myanmar: University investigates suicide of gay librarian

A Myanmar university said on Wednesday it had suspended three staff, while it investigates the suicide of a gay employee, who said he was bullied at work in social media posts widely shared in the conservative Asian country. Kyaw Zin Win, a librarian in his 20s, took his own life on Sunday, after sharing accounts […]

Myanmar: Stiletto races and hula hoops at Pride festival

Myanmar: Stiletto races and hula hoops at Pride festival

(Reuters) – Contestants ran a stiletto race, and swirled hula-hoops at a park in Myanmar’s biggest city on Sunday in the Drag Olympics, as a highlight of the Yangon Pride festival. The attendance of an estimated 2,000 people at the Thakin Mya Park was a sign of change in a predominantly Buddhist country, where traditionalism […]

Burma: Torture of LGBT By Police

The Asian Human Rights Commission is monitoring  police targeting of gay and transgendered people in Burma, (Myanmar). It has received detailed information on cases of alleged arbitrary arrest, detention and torture of persons on the grounds of sexual orientation. In a report on 22nd July, it stated: