When she arrived at the prison she was given a choice between staying in the “male” part of the prison, or in the “gay” ward, which houses about 50 prisoners from the LGBT community. Homophobia and transphobia permeate the political elites, too.She chose the latter, and was marched there past jeering prison guards. Last year the minister for security in Mandalay, Myanmar’s second largest city, described the existence of “gay men who assume they are women” as “unacceptable.” In 2013, police in Mandalay arrested, beat and humiliated a group of gay men and transgender women.ျမန္မာျပည္၏ ပထမဆံုးဖူးစာရွာေဖြရာ ေနရာအေကာင္းဆံုးဖူးစာကိုရွာႏို္င္ဖို႔ ေထာင္ခ်ီေသာ ကိုယ္ေရးအခ်က္အလက္မ်ားကို ၾကည့္လိုက္ပါ။လြယ္ကူျမန္ဆန္စြာ စာရင္းသြင္းႏိုင္သည္။ ၅ မိနစ္အတြင္း အေကာင့္ဖြင့္ႏိုင္ပါသည္။Facebook မွသင့္အခ်က္အလက္မ်ားကို ယူျခင္းျဖစ္ေသာေၾကာင့္ လံုျခံဳစိတ္ခ်ႏိုင္ပါသည္။ကြ်ႏု္ပ္တို႔ႏွင့္ အေကာင့္ဖြင့္ရန္မွာ သင္သည္-အသက္ ၁၈ႏွစ္ျပည့္ျပီးသူျဖစ္ရပါမည္။Facebook အေကာင့္ရွိသူျဖစ္ရပါမည္။သင္ပထမအသံုးျပဳေသာလအတြက္ အခမဲ့ျဖစ္ပါသည္။ ထို႔ေနာက္တြင္ တစ္လ ၂၀၀၀ က်ပ္က်သင့္သြားမွာျဖစ္ပါသည္။--View over thousands of profiles today to find your next perfect match. In order to create an account with us you must: Be at 18 years of age and older Have a facebook account Your first month trial is free, after that it is only 2000 kyats per month.
And even if the NLD commits to preventing arbitrary arrests, the police force will remain under the control of a Home Affairs minister, which is selected by the military, not the elected government.
Activists say one of the first steps towards ending abuses is to repeal another colonial-era law, section 377, which bans “unnatural sexual acts.” The section is rarely used to charge anyone, but Colors Rainbow and others say its mere existence endangers LGBT people.
The climate of hatred and ignorance has pushed Than Yaw Zin into hiding her identity.
“We only wear men’s clothes in public,” she said as she sat with her friend in the yard behind a beauty salon owned by U Thaw.
“Since the reform process started there has been a lot more pressure on us,” said another transgender sex worker. “Yesterday I was waiting at a bus stop when a policeman came up to me and pushed me and told me to go home." “I refused but he kept hassling me so I had to go to a teashop to wait for my husband,” she said, using a term favored by some trans women for their male partners; they cannot legally marry in Myanmar.