Burma (and it’s nice to hear it called that instead of the militarily imposed “Myanmar“) just had it’s first IDAHO (International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia), no small feat it itself. Among the speakers was a 106 year old transgender woman. Best thing in the item? The authorities did not disrupt the event.
The 106-year-old transgender woman who addressed the first ever public gay rights rally in Burma must have seen incredible changes in her lifetime, from living under British colonialism to Burmese independence to military rule to the recent opening up.
At the first celebration of IDAHO (International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia) in the Burmese capital Rangoon yesterday, a local youth brought the centenarian transgender woman to the stage during a section called Paying Respect to Seniors.