Colors Rainbow and Equality Myanmar, with the support of Promoting the Rule of Law Project (USAID) has officially launched the report: “From Victims to Agents of Change: Lives and Voices of LGBT Individuals” on 26 August 2016. Read more
COURTESY OF CHARLOTTE ENGLAND
PP* was waiting for her friends in the busy city of Mandalay on a hot, humid evening in July 2013, when she was snatched from behind by plainclothes police officers and bundled into an unmarked vehicle.
By David Eimer, Bangkok
A dozen gay men in Mandalay are alleged to have been stripped, beaten and abused by police who said they were performing a “public service” by detaining them. Read more
Nat Nat Nwe was once arrested, stripped, beaten and held in a cell for 14 days just because she tried to walk home alone at night. The quiet 40-year-old is convinced she was targeted because she is transgender. Read more
LGBT+ people in Myanmar, particularly those who are sex workers, face discrimination, abuse, and illegal arrests. Some have been beaten up and raped while in police custody.