Violence against transpeople (and gays and lesbians) in Mongolia
From Carla La Gata, TGEU. 28th June 2010.
The "Transrespect versus Transphobia Worlwide"
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. LGBT 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