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Violence: Through The Lens of Lesbians, Bisexual Women And Trans People In Asia
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HRC is working with other advocates to increase bi visibility and address the unique needs of the bisexual community. A bisexual person is someone who can be attracted to more than one gender, and studies show that as much as half of the lesbian, gay and bisexual population identify as bisexual. In other words, bisexual—— or bi —— people comprise the largest single group in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer LGBTQ community. This resource presents data collected from Asian and Pacific Islander LGBTQ youth, shedding light on their challenges and triumphs encountered while navigating multiple, intersecting identities. Writing about bisexual people, including those making the very personal decision to speak about the unique discrimination they face, can be challenging for reporters unfamiliar with the LGBTQ community and, in particular, the bisexual community. Stand with us.
Lesbians and bisexual women in Asia face stigma and violence - report
Participants kiss before start of the Tokyo Pride Parade, August 11, , aimed at increasing the visibility of sexual minorities. Such verbal, physical and emotional abuse in Asia against lesbians, bisexual women, and transgender LBT people is pervasive and often condoned by the authorities, leading many to contemplate suicide, according to a new report by the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission IGLHRC. Family members are the primary perpetrators of violence against LBT people in Asia and emotional violence, which intensifies over time and usually precedes physical violence, was the most commonly reported form of abuse, researchers found. Laws criminalising same-sex relationships fuel the violence, it said, and accused governments of tolerating, endorsing and supporting the violent clampdowns on LBT people and government-controlled media and state-supported religious leaders of preaching intolerance. Women in same-sex relationships or transgender people who suffer violence or abuse found they had little recourse to justice.
As humans we are multidimensional beings that have multiple identities. This is one of the ways we identify ourselves in the world, find our sense of belonging and find like minded communities. How do you create spheres of belonging in your world when you are accepted in your country of residence, perceived as committing in a sin by being bisexual in your religion and is seen as invisible in the Canadian South Asian community?