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Sexual orientation and gender identity minorities in transition: LGBT rights and activism in Myanmar

Chua, Lynette J.; Gilbert, David


Grounded in ongoing fieldwork inside Myanmar and amongst exiled Burmese communities, this article provides the first detailed account of the legal and human rights status of sexual orientation and gender identity minorities in Myanmar, with a focus on the abuses that they suffer. It also examines how Burmese activists overcame repressive laws to form an indigenous LGBT rights movement that has flourished since the start of the country’s recent political transition. The research thus sheds...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015-02
Type: Journal article
Source: Human Rights Quarterly
DOI: 10.1353/hrq.2015.0016


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