Episode
February 6, 2013

Accepting LGBTs in Asia

How are activists making gains for sexual and gender minorities?
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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
iglhrc.org

Rosanna Flamer Caldera, @equalground
Executive Director, Equal Ground
equal-ground.org

Ienes Angela, @angelienes
Coordinator for Advocacy and Membership, GWL-INA

Jean Chong, @_sayoni
Founder, Sayoni
sayoni.com

Charlese Saballe, @chaonthego
Secretary, Society of Transsexual Women of the Philippines
facebook.com/strap.manila



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