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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Have you been harassed or arrested in MYANMAR because of your same-sex relationship?
Yes, it is against the law to be gay, lesbian or trans
Yes, but it is not against the law
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. >>>
Aung Myo Min, founder and executive director of Human Rights Education Institute Burma, believes the first steps towards equality are educating minority groups about human rights. It is a belief that has proved successful for building the nascent LGBT rights movement in Burma.
HIV prevalence can be controlled and mitigated, according to multilateral lender Asian Development Bank (ADB).
This is the goal of two new projects aimed at curbing the growth and risks of HIV through a "focused and strategic approach," ADB Vice-President Stephen Groff said on Monday, December 3, two days after World Aids Day.
Hundreds of people in Burma have attended the country's first public gay pride event. The festival reflects a new climate of political reform that has led to the election of a civilian government, ending 50 years of military rule. >>>