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All around Asia, LGBT people are calling for equal rights

in MYANMAR, 17/08/2013

Events in Burma, Thailand, the Philippines, Cambodia, Hong Kong, Singapore Vietnam and India for International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO).

In Burma gay men are asking to be decriminalized, in Thailand transgender women want to be spared military service and in the Philippines LGBT rights activists are pushing for an anti-discrimination law.

Events are being held across Asia today to bring attention to various anti-LGBT aspects of society for IDAHO (International Day of Homophobia and Transphobia).
In burgeoning democracy Burma, which had its first IDAHO celebration last year, seven cities held anti-homophobia and transphobia events. Myanmar National Human Rights Commission, the British Embassy and UNAIDS spoke at the event in capital Yangon.

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