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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Myanmar

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People are painting their little finger pink to protest Myanmar’s archaic gay sex ban

Activists in Myanmar are urging people to paint their little finger pink in protest against the country’s archaic ban on gay sex. The “Pink Pinky” campaign is aiming to draw attention the plight of Myanmar’s LGBT+ community, who continue to face persecution. The campaign was launched on January 22 ahead of Yangon Pride, which is due to take place this weekend, with activists calling on legislators to overturn the ban on gay sex and to introduce anti-discrimination laws, the Jakarta Post reports. Myanmar LGBT+ activist says community needs ‘legal protection’...
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Damning report reveals extent of brutality, violence and persecution LGBT+ people face in Myanmar, where gay sex is illegal

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 – which was produced by the Denmark-Myanmar Programme on Rule of Law and Human Rights – tells the stories of LGBT+ people in the Asian country to illustrate the extent of the shocking treatment queer people experience. In November 2016, transgender woman Alinkar and her friends – who are make-up artists – were travelling by motorbike to see a client when they were stopped...
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