Activists and members of Cambodia’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex (LGBTQI) community this week have raised concerns about ongoing discrimination against them, particularly at workplaces, which result in unemployment.
Speaking at a US Embassy-organized gathering on Wednesday night in Phnom Penh to celebrate Pride Month, the group said many of their members face on-going discrimination at workplaces and will lose their jobs immediately once they are discovered to be LGBTQI.
Chhun Mony Vechra, 36, an LGBTQI activist in Preah Sihanouk province and a teacher, said discrimination against the LGBTQI community remains strong in local communities of Preah Sihanouk province and other parts of Cambodia despite much advocacy and education about LGBTQI rights.
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