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