Accepting LGBTs in Asia
Accepting LGBTs in AsiaHow are activists making gains for sexual and gender minorities?
An LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) activist participates in the Hyderabad Queer Pride parade in Hyderabad on February 3, 2013. AFP PHOTO / Noah Seelam
Wednesday, February 6 at 19:30 GMT:
In Asia, LGBT activists are changing attitudes towards sexual and gender minorities. In the past year, Taiwan had its first same-sex Buddhist wedding, Myanmar and Laos held their first gay pride parades, and now, Nepal issues IDs for a "third gender". What role has culture and religion played in changing mindsets towards sexuality and gender? And what challenges remain?
In this episode of The Stream, we are joined by:
Grace Poore, @IGLHRC
Program Coordinator for Asia and the Pacific Islands, International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission
Rosanna Flamer Caldera, @equalground
Executive Director, Equal Ground
Ienes Angela, @angelienes
Coordinator for Advocacy and Membership, GWL-INA
Jean Chong, @_sayoni
Charlese Saballe, @chaonthego
Secretary, Society of Transsexual Women of the Philippines
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