Monday, August 21, 2017

Bisexuals are ‘invisible’ in Myanmar

Twenty six-year-old May sums up her sexuality in a very simple way. “I see people as people, rather than seeing their sex. If I connect with a person, it doesn’t matter if they are a boy or a girl,” she said.

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Abused, arrested but not giving up: transgender activist fights for equality

Shin Thant has faced innumerable challenges and discrimination.

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Prejudice and progress: a snapshot of LGBT rights in Myanmar

"We are rejected.” That’s how 21-year-old transgender woman Sue Sha Shinn Thant summed up being LGBT in Myanmar – a sentiment that many people across this country are all too familiar with.

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‘Humiliating’: Myanmar film industry mocks LGBT community

As the country lurches forward through rapid social and economic changes, the dominant representation of the LGBT community in film remains stubbornly backward.

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Blazing through Myanmar’s southern frontier

On your marks, get set, go!

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“I don’t like what’s trendy”: Designer forges new fashion

Fashion trends in Myanmar often follow a life cycle, rising and falling like an ocean’s tide.

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Free-fallin’ over Yangon

Ready, set, jump!

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“My skin is a canvas”: Anything goes for tattoo performance artist

‘Thadi Htar.’ The Myanmar word for caution, found on electrical boxes and warning signs throughout the country, is also the moniker for Rakhine artist, Thadi Htar.

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Pride against prejudice at LGBT beauty pageant

Over 30 LGBT models strutted down the catwalk last week at the Rupa Sandi Mandala Devi LGBT Beauty Pageant in Mandalay.

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Rural women’s lives captured in image

A new photography exhibit captures the challenging lives of rural women farmers throughout Myanmar.

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