Punishments for male to male relationships: No law
Female to Female Relationships: Legal
Age of consent: Equal for heterosexuals and homosexuals
Are you LGBTI? We want to hear from you! Help us inform other users of the site with your views on this country. Below is a random question about this country. If it is relevant to you please answer it.
Have you adopted as an LGBTI person in CAMBODIA?
I would like to but it is illegal
Tried, but denied
Yes, with my partner
International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO) takes place on 17th May every year since 2004. Why 17th May? This was the day when, in 1990, the World Health Organisation (WHO) removed homosexuality (or same sex love) from their list of mental diseases. Traditional Chinese Medicine followed later in 2001 by also removing homosexuality from their list of classified mental disorders (diseases).
This year, under the theme “Different but the same” RoCK has organized a series of events include art exhibitions, film festivals, a blessing ceremony, various social events and workshops on issues such as media sensitivity and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights as human rights according to the Yogyakarta Principles on the application of international human rights law in relation to sexual orientation and gender identity. >>>
In a Cambodian case that has attracted UN attention, Phlong Srey Rann is currently serving a five- year prison sentence for having sex with her girlfriend. She has been charged with human trafficking and illegal detention despite insisting that their relationship was consensual. >>>
Like most transgendered Khmers, Touch dislikes the Thai word “Kathoey”, which is often translated as “ladyboy” in English, but is used pejoratively here, even though some scholars say this is the culture the term originated in. Women born as men here prefer to be called Srey Sroh, which means “Beautiful Girl”: a phrase that fits Touch to a T. >>>
My first few weeks on the project coincided with Cambodia hosting the ASEAN (Association of South East Nations) Conference. This is a fledging regional body of the ten member states with three pillars: economic integration; political security and socio-cultural of the 10 member states. The conferences are also an opportunity for civil society organisations to meet and interface with heads of government. LGBT NGOs from across SE Asia attended a Civil Society Conference called the ASEAN People’s Forum in Phnom Penh.
The second convening of the ASEAN Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer (LGBTIQ) People’s Caucus at Phnom Penh, Cambodia was not only to celebrate diversity but more so, to remind the governments and members of civil society that the recognition, promotion and protection of LGBTIQ rights are still long overdue. >>>
Independent Asean activists will boycott a traditional meeting with regional leaders in a sideline session of the Asean Summit in Phnom Penh next month after the Cambodian government set conditions for nominating their representatives.
CCHR recently called on the Cambodian government to use its position as chair of ASEAN to lobby for the inclusion of provisions protecting the human rights of LGBT people in the draft ASEAN human rights declaration please see attached CCHR's press release dated 16 January 2012 >>>
Cambodia Pride 2011 is organized by Rainbow Community Kampuchea (RoCK), a voluntary non-profit group which aims to support Cambodian Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people (LGBT) by recognising and promoting the need for equality and respect regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity (SOGI). >>>