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Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Fri May 19, 2017 4:47 pm

Tackling provincial prejudice against LGBT one village at a time
Fri, 19 May 2017
In the yard of a house in Stok Prey village, in Takeo province, an audience gathers around a stage as a woman plays the chapey. The performance is a ruse of a sort – an excuse to get villagers to gather to confront a seldom discussed topic in rural areas: homosexuality.

As part of the Village Rainbow LIFE exhibition, the performance is one of several put on by homosexual couples from provinces all over the Kingdom, in an effort to show the diversity of talents and backgrounds of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) community in the provinces.

This is the third year the provincial awareness event is being held. Hosted by lesbian couple Sok Yun, 62, and Sem Eang,63, in their home in Trapeang Sab commune in Bati district, the event on May 13 was part of a larger initiative by local human rights NGO CamASEAN to make LGBTIQ issues more visible in rural areas.
The events feature a photo exhibition, talks by LGBTIQ couples from around the country, and in some cases the testimonies of relatives and even religious figures.

Many of the couples speaking at the event have been together for more than a decade and take care of adopted children. The idea is that showing positive examples of family units such as these serves to quell parents’ fears of their homosexual children being unable to have “proper” families, not having grandchildren, or being unable to provide for them in their old age...
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Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Thu Jun 01, 2017 12:36 pm

Call to legalise gay marriage
More than 40 civil society groups and trade unions yesterday called on the government to follow in Taiwan’s footsteps and legalise same-sex marriage.
In a joint statement signed by 43 organisations, the groups congratulated Taiwan for recognising and validating its lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and questioning community in the May 24 ruling legalising same sex marriage – the first of its kind in Asia.

“Taiwan becomes a trailblazer in respect of LGBT rights in Asia, building momentum for marriage equality across the continent. We take this historic opportunity to call upon the Cambodian government to show its commitment to LGBT rights by legislating for same-sex marriage in Cambodia,” the statement read.

The statement added that the LGBT community in Cambodia faces enormous challenges from marriage inequality to daily discrimination in society. The denial of marriage rights, the groups said, was a form of cultural and social isolation which alienated people from their own families and communities.

Same-sex relationships are not illegal in Cambodia, unlike many of its neighbours, however legislation to allow for gay marriage is still absent. According to the Diplomat magazine, the LGBT community received royal support from the late King Norodom Sihanouk as well as the current King Norodom Sihamoni, but this has not shielded them from discrimination by family, friends and society in general...
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Re: Gay in Cambodia

Post by StroppyChops » Thu Jun 01, 2017 12:41 pm

CEOCambodiaNews wrote:
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... the LGBT community received royal support from ... the current King Norodom Sihamoni
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Re: Gay in Cambodia

Post by boozyoldman » Thu Jun 01, 2017 3:49 pm

"I'm all in favour of gay marriage!

Let the queers and lesbians suffer like the rest of us!"

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Post by Jamie_Lambo » Thu Jun 01, 2017 5:45 pm

TBH i found that no one acted differently around me and accepted me for who i am...
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Post by rozzieoz » Sat Jun 03, 2017 4:33 pm

I've never experienced any prejudice when out with GF.


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Post by Jamie_Lambo » Sun Jun 04, 2017 3:06 am

rozzieoz wrote:
Sat Jun 03, 2017 4:33 pm
I've never experienced any prejudice when out with GF.


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ive never felt any prejudice when out with Rozzie and her GF
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Post by rozzieoz » Sun Jun 04, 2017 4:32 am

Maybe gay men are perceived differently but I've always found people very accepting and even curious.


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Re: Gay in Cambodia

Post by Jamie_Lambo » Sun Jun 04, 2017 4:40 am

rozzieoz wrote:
Sun Jun 04, 2017 4:32 am
Maybe gay men are perceived differently but I've always found people very accepting and even curious.


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ive had a lot of gays take offence when ive told them im not gay, they get really disappointed and pissed off, like its my fault im not gay, pfft what everrrrrrr
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Re: Gay in Cambodia

Post by StroppyChops » Sun Jun 04, 2017 3:23 pm

Jamie_Lambo wrote:
Sun Jun 04, 2017 3:06 am
rozzieoz wrote:
Sat Jun 03, 2017 4:33 pm
I've never experienced any prejudice when out with GF.
ive never felt any prejudice when out with Rozzie and her GF
I've never felt any prejucide when reading about when Punchy is out with Rozzie and her GF...
Jamie_Lambo wrote:
Sun Jun 04, 2017 4:40 am
ive had a lot of gays take offence when ive told them im not gay, they get really disappointed and pissed off, like its my fault im not gay, pfft what everrrrrrr
Wait, what? You're NOT?
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