Today is the day that the new Criminal Code that provides protection from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity comes into force. In the past ten and a half years since the Centre’s establishment and almost 8 years since its official registration as LGBT rights advocacy non-governmental organisation, of all the work to protect the rights of LGBTI people and children from discrimination, the inclusion of discrimination as a new crime has been the most important. There are other laws and legislative bills that began including non-discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity since 2013, but this is the single most important law as it provides a protection from hate crimes and hate speech that many LGBTI people experience on a daily basis. The inclusion of sexual orientation and gender identity as protected grounds in the Criminal Code was accomplished through many years of international and domestic advocacy by the LGBT Centre. So how have these efforts been covered in the foreign media? Let’s see below.
Activists and members of LGBTI community are demanding to be heard in the land of Genghis Khan, a nation that used to be tolerant
Anaraa Nyamdorj is tired of seeing LGBTQ Mongolians assaulted, discriminated against and killed. Here's how he's fighting back...
At the only gay bar in the most sparsely populated independent country in the world, Zorig Alima tells me he’s a “penis shaman.” The proprietor of d.d/h.z says he can confidently predict men’s penis sizes and sexual predilections. He gives my companion a disputable “reading,” and dashes away to tend to friends and customers, explaining, “This place is like my living room.”
Se define como hombre transexual ‘queer’ y es el principal activista LGBTI de Mongolia, un país en el que este colectivo comienza a luchar por sus derechos. La historia de Anaraa Nyamdorj es tan local como universal.
Julie Koch shares her Fulbright specialist experience collaborating with the LGBT Centre in Mongolia.
Bureaucracy prevents Muugi, a transgender woman from Mongolia, from continuing her life as a teacher.
A key part of the success of the yes vote was underpinned by the fact that three Asian countries voted for the resolution. Of the three only Vietnam, in an explanation before the vote, addressed the Council. Vietnam said: Mr. President, Vietnam welcomes the initiative and efforts of members of in
The only Asian countries to back a United Nations mandate to safeguard gay and transgender people from violence and discrimination all around the world are Vietnam, South Korea and Mongolia. The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) voted on Thursday to appoint the independent monitor, the asiancorrespondent.com published Saturday.
We talk to the transgender man who is fighting for equal rights for members of the LGBT and minority communities in an isolated Central Asian country.
Mongolia's government plans new hate crimes legislation in response to attacks on homosexuals and foreigners.
Whilst staying in Ulan Bator we set out to discover gay Mongolia. Despite being a very traditionally conservative country, there was one, and only one,
Two lesbians travel to Mongolia to meet LGBT people and interview Anaraa Nyamdorj, a trans man instrumental in building an emerging community together
The founder of Mongolia's first LGBT rights organization, Mongolian LGBT Centre, talks to Gay Star News
LGBT community manages to grow quickly despite threats from nationalist gangs who see homosexuality as a western import
In Mongolia, transgender people face extreme violence and discrimination, much of which goes unreported because the law does not protect them. Out of f ...
Twenty years after Mongolia dismantled communism, changed to a free market economy and installed elections, the country is ranked by the Economic Intelligence Report (EIR) on a democratic scale as …
Lorsque Zaya a confié il y a cinq ans à ses soeurs qu'elle était lesbienne, elles lui ont demandé ce qui ne tournait pas rond chez elle. Et lorsque son père l'a appris, il a réagi par un accès de violence.
Legisladores en Mongolia discuten por primera vez los derechos de la Comunidad LGBT de su país. Mientras tanto los gays mongoles planean la primer "Marcha del Orgullo".
When Zaya told her sisters five years ago that she was a lesbian, they berated her and asked her what was wrong with her. When her father found out, he responded with brutal violence.
A LGBT organisation in Mongolia has finally succeeded in having its application to be officially recognised accepted by the government after at least ten attempts.
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Centre in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia will be the first NGO in Mongolia dedicated to social, legislative and institutional change in relation to discrimination, persecution, and abuse against Mongolia’s LGBT community. Its mission is to “uphold, protect, and promote the human rights of sexuality minorities, namely lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, and transgendered persons” and “to promote the correct understanding of sexual orientation and gender identity within Mongolian society.”