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COMING OUT IN THE KINGDOM: LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL AND TRANSGENDER PEOPLE IN CAMBODIA

A Cambodian Human Righst portal, http://www.sithi.org has published a report on coming out of LGBTs in Cambodia.

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20th January 2011 10:17

Alessia Valenza | ILGA Asia

As a result of differences in language and culture, the concept of ‘homosexuality’ as understood in the West is not necessarily directly transferable and understandable in the Cambodian context. Rather, the Cambodian understanding of sexuality is derived from concepts of gender, character and personality. The focus on these character traits and outwardly visible characteristics instead of sexual orientation means that many Cambodians who are homosexual do not identify themselves as such.

To visit the portal, click http://www.sithi.org

To download the report:  www.sithi.org/admin/upload/media/%5B2010-12-09%5DCOMING/2010_12_09_CCHR Report – Coming out in the Kingdom – Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender People in Cambodia (ENG).pdf