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.
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