Coming Out in the Kingdom: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People in Cambodia

Published: June 28, 2013

Table of Contents

 

Table of Contents……………………………………………………. 3

 

Abbreviations…………………………………………………… 4

 

Executive Summary……………………………………………..5

 

1. Introduction ……………………………………………….. 7

 

2. Perceptions of sexual orientation and gender identity in Cambodia…………………………. 10

 

Cultural perceptions …………………………………………….. 10

 

Religious perceptions………………………………………………….. 12

 

Political recognition ………………………………………… 13

 

3. The current situation for LGBT people in Cambodia ……………………………………………….. 14

 

Lack of understanding from families and communities…………………………………………… 14

 

Economic pressure and employment discrimination………………………………………………. 15

 

Discrimination and abuse from the State………………………………………………………………. 16

 

4. LGBT rights are Human Rights……………………………………………………………………….. 19

 

Domestic Law………………………………………………………. 19

 

International Law……………………………………………………………………………………………….. 20

 

International Developments………………………………………………………………………………… 21

 

5. An LGBT rights movement for Cambodia…………………………………………………………………… 24

 

LGBT social scene……………………………………………………………………………………………….. 25

 

6. Conclusion………………………………………………………………………………… 27

 

7. Bibliography ………………………………………………………………………….. 28

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