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.