An LGBT festival opened in Burma on Thursday after authorities allowed organisers to hold the launch event in public for the first time in the Southeast Asian nation where same-sex relations remain illegal.
Panellists on DVB Debate discuss the proposed interfaith marriage law, which is now being considered by parliament, and recognition of LGBT rights.
Myo Min Htet and Tin Ko Ko talk about coming out as a gay couple publicly in Burma, and how the surrounding press interest exaggerated their story.
Burma’s largest spirit festival has become a rare opportunity for the LGBT community to dress and act freely.
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