Punishments for male to male relationships: Imprisonment of less than 10 years
Female to Female Relationships: Legal
Marriage and Substitutes for Marriage: No law
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Traveled to MYANMAR with a partner? Did your hotel or guesthouse react to your sexual orientation?
I stayed at a gay or lesbian hotel
It was not an issue at the hotel
I felt uncomfortable at my hotel
I was refused accommodation because of my sexual orientation
Over 3,000 individuals and delegates from civil society organizations (CSOs), peoples’ and grassroots organizations representing the ASEAN region as well as Timor Leste and beyond, joined together in solidarity in Yangon, Myanmar from March 21 – 23, 2014 for what became the largest ever gathering of ASEAN Civil Society Conference and ASEAN peoples’ Forum (ACSC/APF) since its inception in 2005. The record-breaking regional conference, held at the Myanmar Convention Center in Yangon, was also the largest of its kind in Myanmar’s recent history.
The ASEAN SOGIE Caucus (ASC) yesterday launched its ‘We are #ASEANtoo’ campaign on its social media sites in the lead up to the ASEAN People’s Forum that will take place in Burma from 21 to 23 March 2014. The social media campaign calls online users to show their support for the inclusion of sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression (SOGIE) in the ASEAN by using the hashtag #ASEANtoo as they send supportive tweets and Instagrams.
LGBT delegates to the ASEAN Youth SUmmit are happy with developments during the ASEAN Youth Forum 2014. We’re especially happy about points 3 and 4, plus certain sections of point 5. Read their statement below. >>>
Whoever arrives back first after work, at the little wooden cottage they call home, makes dinner. Unless he is too tired, in which case they eat out. This is the normal daily routine for this couple.
A lesbian, bisexual, gay and transgender (LGBT) rights group is calling for the Burma government to abolish an article in its 19th century penal code that outlaws same-sex relationships, activists said. >>>
A candlelight commemoration ceremony was held last week in Yangon’s People’s Park for transgendered victims of hate crimes. Gay and lesbian participants observed a two-minute silence at the event, which was also celebrated in 10 other townships throughout the country.
Imagine being denied your right to express your identity, put in prison for no legitimate reason, tortured because of who you are and who you love. This is the reality for the LGBT community in Myanmar and they urgently need our help to repeal Myanmar Penal Code Section 377, the law that criminalizes homosexuality. >>>
We, the ILGA Asia Board members, representing more than a hundred LGBTI organizations in Asia, are alarmed by reports of abuses committed by the police in the Mandalay area in Burma against transgenders and homosexuals. We condemn these abuses against the LGBTIs. >>>
On the nights of 6 and 7 July 2013, twelve gay and transgender people were arrested along the east and southeast areas of the Mandalay moat and subjected to verbal, physical, and sexual abuse by police officials while being detained. Burma’s LGBT Rights Network strongly condemns these actions toward members of the LGBT community as unlawful, inequitable, and bigoted. They serve as evidence of the deeply ingrained strains of discrimination, prejudice, and stigma against LGBT that are endemic throughout Burma. >>>