The Outlook for LGBT Rights in Myanmar

Despite a push among conservatives to strictly enforce the imprisonment of same-sex sexual relations, some parliamentarians are slowly accepting the call for LGBT inclusion. Recently elected MP Aung San Suu Kyi rallied for the removal of Section 377 to allow for HIV/AIDS treatment for marginalized groups. Stigma is high for gay men and especially for gay men with HIV/AIDS in the country. Without greater access to resources and without acceptance of their lifestyles, at-risk gay men continue to engage in high-risk unprotected sex. Read More