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Gay rights activists gather at Independence Monument in Phnom Penh last week. Photograph: Scott Howes/Phnom Penh Post
Different but the same

in CAMBODIA, 26/05/2013

During 2012, the Human Rights Council adopted the first United Nations Resolution on human rights, sexual orientation and gender identity, but same-sex relations still constitute a crime in nearly 80 countries. Fortunately Cambodia is not one of them.

Since 2009, Cambodian Pride Week has been a moment for LGBT people to celebrate their community. It is an opportunity to raise awareness of LGBT issues in Cambodia; to speak openly on subjects that some may find sensitive, and on how to improve the lives of LGBT people.

This year, led as before by Rainbow Community Kampuchea (RoCK) and Bandagn Chaktomuk (the national men-who-have-sex-with-men and transgender network), Pride Week will be celebrated with the theme “Different but the same”.  

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