Bangkok, 3 Dec 2017: A new publication from APCOM is providing some insights into LGBTIQ culture and civil society in Cambodia and the work of LGBTIQ+* activists in the country.
During the recent 7th ILGA Asia Conference in Phnom Penh (Dec 4 – 8), APCOM was pleased to present a special pre-conference session at the Australian Embassy in Phnom Penh on the lived experience of LGBTI people in Cambodia which was co-hosted with the Embassy.
Speakers from various local LGBTIQ+ advocacy and support groups participated in the event including Len from CamASEAN, Madam Mom from Bandanh Chaktomok (BC), and Sokdom from Rainbow Community Kampuchea (RoCK).
Issues discussed included addressing LGBTI-related discrimination and exclusion through legal and legislative advocacy as well as education in schools, and the need for local LGBTI community groups to collaborate more effectively.
We’ve produced a summary of the session which highlights the content of the presentations and discussion.
You can read and download the summary here: The Khmer LGBTIQ+ Experience
*LGBTIQ+ = lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer