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30 Jan 2020

Yangon Pride celebrates boat parade despite gay sex being illegal

Families joined LGBT+ people for Yangon Pride, signalling growing acceptance in Myanmar, despite the country’s laws.

LGBT people in Myanmar’s capital Yangon have taken Pride to the water for a colourful boat parade – despite the country criminalising LGBT+ people.
Myanmar, previously known as Burma, has no legal protections for LGBT people. Gay sex is illegal with a maximum term of life in jail, although authorities rarely prosecute. 
But that hasn’t stopped LGBT campaigners from planning three weekends of Pride activities across the capital.
Yangon Pride is Asia’s only LGBT boat parade – and one of the few Prides in the world to take place on water.  Around 800 participants boarded a flotilla of three boats at Botahtaung Jetty for the sunset cruise.
To read more and see photos, click here! 

LGBT people in Myanmar’s capital Yangon have taken Pride to the water for a colourful boat parade – despite the country criminalising LGBT+ people.

Myanmar, previously known as Burma, has no legal protections for LGBT people. Gay sex is illegal with a maximum term of life in jail, although authorities rarely prosecute. 

But that hasn’t stopped LGBT campaigners from planning three weekends of Pride activities across the capital.

Yangon Pride is Asia’s only LGBT boat parade – and one of the few Prides in the world to take place on water.  Around 800 participants boarded a flotilla of three boats at Botahtaung Jetty for the sunset cruise.

To read more and see photos, click here! 

Myanmar

Reader's Comments

1. 2020-01-31 05:41  
Ah, quand même!
2. 2020-02-01 11:18  
another backwards asian country that hates on gays, how typical and inhumane, not to mention, motherfucking stupid!


3. 2020-02-09 03:22
I support gay rights. Freedom is a right. Not a privilege. Don't ever stop believing in yourself and hoping for a better future.

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