Ah Kua Show Supports Mongolian Transgender Cause

Ah Kua Show is speaking to the Mongolian LGBT regarding financial support and publicity through the show following a tip-off from Carla LaGata.  Here’s the email from Carla LaGata from Transgender Europe’s “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” (TvT) research project:

The TvT research project receives a lot of information on the situation of trans people worldwide. At the moment we are particularly concerned about the situation in Ulaanbaatar, the capital of Mongolia.  GBT people in general have to live under extreme conditions and at the moment especially the transwomen of Ulaanbaatar are subject to physical violence, gang rapes, abductions, and death threats. They are being told that they will be killed if they continue to be who they are. The perpetrators belong to a well-organized ultranationalist group, which is protected by the police. We received all this information from the Mongolian LGBT Centre, the only group that cares for LGBT people and especially for the transwomen in Mongolia. They managed to get two transwomen out of the country after they received death threats. In February they produced a really shocking documentary. You can watch it
in Youtube with English subtitles:

Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zBjKxycXWQ
Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3bhuMQutgU
Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56CK_U3vjKs

The transwoman appearing in the documentary has received a death threat after the documentary was shown. The Mongolian LGBT Centre managed to get her out of the country.

The Mongolian LGBT Centre has no funding and its activists are working voluntarily and under extreme conditions as they are threatened by the ultranationalist group, too. They already tried to abduct an activist.

I think it is absolutely important and urgent that we support them, exchange with them and include them in our networking and movement.

At present the Mongolian LGBT Centre is leading the development of non-discrimination legislation. This will be a long-term process, but it is a much-needed step forward in terms of the protection of human rights in Mongolia. Last weekend they started filming an awareness campaign for LGBT rights, using high-profile people from a range of different fields, which will be broadcasted over a series of months with accompanying informational and promotional material.

If you have any means to support them (financially, knowledge-wise, contacts etc), please do so and contact them at:
www.lgbtcentre.mn  –   info@lgbtcentre.mn

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