Burmese, Thai activists March for gay, lesbian rights

Published: February 21, 2011

Chiang Mai (Mizzima) – About 500 Burmese and Thai homosexual activists staged a protest against discrimination against gays and lesbians in Chiang Mai, Thailand, on Sunday.

Gay, lesbian and transgender people from Burma and Thailand demonstrated for their human rights on Sunday in Chiang Mai, Thailand. (Photo: Mizzima)

Gay, lesbian and transgender people from Burma and Thailand demonstrated for their human rights on Sunday in Chiang Mai, Thailand. (Photo: Mizzima)
The demonstration, organised by Thai and Burmese human rights organisations, HIV care organisations and homosexual rights advocacy groups included gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender people who demonstrated in the Chiang Mai Night Bazaar area.

Homosexual activists have staged protest demonstrations in Chiang Mai since 2007.

Khun Narumon Parawat, the deputy mayor of Chiang Mai, opened the demonstration, and Christian priests and Buddhist monks delivered speeches against discrimination.

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