What’s life like for LGBTQ people in Myanmar? Let’s take a look at some of the key equality indicators.
Is homosexuality legal in Myanmar?
No. Same-sex sexual activity is illegal and face a penalty of 10 years in prison.
Are there anti-discrimination protections in place for LGBTQ in Myanmar?
No. There are no protections against discrimination on the grounds of sexuality.
Is there Marriage Equality in Myanmar?
No. There is no legal recognition of same-sex relationships.
What’s life like for LGBTQ people in Myanmar?
Myanmar is a socially conservative country.
Homophobia is systemic.
LGBTQ conceal their sexuality.
The continuing political instability in Myanmar appears to be particularly harmful to LGBTQ people. There are reports of LGBTQ people being held as political prisoners, and being subjected to sexual assault while in custody.