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Study reveals discrimination against LGBT people in Burma

Gay Star News
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January 28, 2013
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Research from human rights activists in Burma has revealed the extent of discrimination against LGBT people in the Southeast Asian country. Human Rights Education Institute Burma (HREIB) carried out focus groups and individual interviews with 24 LGBT people from five different cities. The report from the research says that all respondents experienced 'some level of discrimation'. LGBT people 'are victims of numerous discriminatory acts and even crimes, committed both by ordinary citizens as well as law enforcement and state agents,' it says.