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4 Jul 2016

Watch: Being LGBT in Myanmar

Coconuts TV highlight the suffering of the LGBT community in Myanmar where transgender in particular face discrimination and arrest.

Coconuts TV documentary depicts the the mistreatment and abuse faced by transgender women in Myanmar.

The footage shows transgender sex workers describe a life where Police routinely arrest them and allegedly beat and sexually assault them while they are in custody.

The footage also features comments from Burmese politicians. “Burma is not like in the West. Gender issues are not important,” said Win Htein, senior aide to Aung Sun Suu Kyi.

Reader's Comments

1. 2016-07-06 04:41  
"most lgbt are unemployed"

yet labourers come to meet the lgbt sex workers? and the labourers aren't gay?

so the lgbt sex workers are unemployed? and they work at night when there is a curfew? they get paid less as they are gay... and they get beaten and raped.

so the police enforce a curfew

which the sex workers ignore....

its so fantastic to shirk your responsibilities. dumb when they are to yourself.

the video shows the fact that when the sex workers find other employment the problems go away.

and I'm sure Win is correct to say there are many many other issues to worry about and that human rights are taken seriously and equally.

balanced video
unbalanced fridae article

2. 2016-07-10 10:58  
why most lgbt are unemployed? it is suspicious
and why men or women employed? it is suspicious
then who play? who bargain?

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