Human rights situation for LGBT community in Cambodia

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Human rights situation for LGBT community in Cambodia

Postby Anchor Moy » Thu Sep 04, 2014 3:10 pm

For anyone who's interested in LGBT rights, human rights or evolutions in Khmer society, there is a download here on the CCHR newsletter for Sept 2014, entitled Discrimation against LGBT people in the Cambodian legal framework.

http://cchrcambodia.org/index_old.php?u ... id=61&id=5" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Raises interesting questions on the right to be different, which mostly contradict my ideas that Khmer society is totally accepting of it's LGBT members.
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Re: Human rights situation for LGBT community in Cambodia

Postby StroppyChops » Thu Sep 04, 2014 4:44 pm

I always assumed LGBT was especially welcome in the Kingdom - what's your view, AM?
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Re: Human rights situation for LGBT community in Cambodia

Postby Anchor Moy » Thu Sep 04, 2014 10:37 pm

Shit Stroppy, just spent half an hour raving on about LGBTs in Cambodia and various stuff that the report brings up - and I'm not logged in ?? Dammit.

So, real quick reply now: yeah, I agree that things are relatively cool here for LGBTs. But, the point of the report is that they have no legal existence. It’s not a question of persecution, or hysterical homophobia, but of LGBTs not feeling accepted socially because of the lack of legal recognition. There's nothing against them, but nothing "for" them either. Same-sex couples have no rights as a couple etc.

I can see their point, and I'm all for equality, but also would say that this is very much a middle-class combat. Not to belittle it - social dignity is precious too.
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Re: Human rights situation for LGBT community in Cambodia

Postby StroppyChops » Thu Sep 04, 2014 10:45 pm

Anchor Moy wrote:Shit Stroppy, just spent half an hour raving on about LGBTs in Cambodia and various stuff that the report brings up - and I'm not logged in ?? Dammit.
I'll bet it was pure poetry, too.

I have LGBT friends (yep, every category) but this is one of very few topics that I don't wade into in public debate - too volatile, and ends up in religious bash and counter bash. Happy to chat over a beer though.
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Re: Human rights situation for LGBT community in Cambodia

Postby Anchor Moy » Fri Sep 05, 2014 12:11 am

Yes, well you've probably gained a couple of minutes to do something more exciting :beer2:

Just thought the CCHR point of view interesting as it wasn't something that is usually thought to be a problem here. Human rights in Cambodia is not just street kids, sex-workers and land-grabs? Well,well.

Also thought it might be of interest to any LGBT people in the expat community.

Cheers.
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Re: Human rights situation for LGBT community in Cambodia

Postby StroppyChops » Fri Sep 05, 2014 12:27 am

Anchor Moy wrote:Also thought it might be of interest to any LGBT people in the expat community.
I'm sure it would be and I hope you/they have a great discussion about it. Cheers.
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Re: Human rights situation for LGBT community in Cambodia

Postby The Add Jay » Mon Sep 08, 2014 9:35 am

Lets keep promoting homosexuality. The world will be a better place! With Bacterial Meningitis, AIDS and the complete downfall of society.


You will see 1 day...young boys marrying old men. This is where it starts.
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Re: Human rights situation for LGBT community in Cambodia

Postby Anchor Moy » Mon Sep 08, 2014 7:45 pm

Sorry won't bite.
If it doesn't interest you then don't read it.
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Re: Human rights situation for LGBT community in Cambodia

Postby MekongMouse » Mon Sep 08, 2014 9:45 pm

If the king isn't even comfortable coming out, I imagine that says something about the people.


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