>Family violence is the harshest form of violence LBT people face in Cambodia and forced marriages and violence at the hands of family members are just some of the traumas faced by lesbian and bi women and trans men. Cambodia’s leading LGBT group, Rainbow Community Kampuchea (RoCK), found 81% of LBT people face emotional violence from family. The study also found 10% of respondents had experienced sexual violence, usually because of forced marriages. It also revealed 35% of LBT people below 35 years old have contemplated or attempted suicide. The reason given was their family’s negative attitude to their sexuality and/or gender identity.
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Having been closed from the world for several years, it finally opened to outside observers only when the Vietnamese moved in and fought the Khmer Rouge back into the jungle. But then the UN and other aid workers who flooded in to help this poor and desperate people brought with them the HIV virus. So the Cambodians were hit by three devastating disasters. And you have the gall to compare them to Filipinos? Shame on you! What similar disasters hit The Philippines between the 1960s and 1980s. Nothing whatsoever!
Then you have the temerity and total ignorance to call these lovely people "stone-aged"! That is an utter disgrace of the worst kind! Yes, I know. You called the country stone-aged and not the people. But the fact is you cannot divorce one from the other.
Shame on you! And shame again! I say again loudly, clearly and unashamedly: making such a comment is a disgrace.
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