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Gay-guide-Asia-and-Cambodia was established in 2014 in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Original purpose of the site was to help LGBTQ population of Cambodia and Asia in their quest to gain equal rights and get informed about gay health issues facing gay population.

The main purpose have gradually evolved. International Gay Guide cover much wider audience and their interests. LGBTQ population has interests in fashion, entertainment, gay rights world wide, gay travel. Our domain name stayed the same but site is now called International Gay Guide.

International Gay Guide firmly standing for human rights but against them being used as an excuse for violence. Standing for equality of all human beings regardless of their sex, gender, sexual preference, race, religion or social/political beliefs. International Gay Guide is against “Cancel Culture” and denial of freedom of speech. If we don’t agree on any issue we can at least agree that we don’t agree. Standing firmly for social justice and fair distribution of wealth.

LGBTQ HEALTH

People who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) are members of every community. They are diverse, come from all walks of life, and include people of all races and ethnicities. All ages and all socioeconomic statuses. The perspectives and needs of LGBTQ people should be routinely considered in public health efforts. Goal must be to improve the overall health of every gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender person and eliminate health disparities.

In addition to considering the needs of LGBT people in programs designed to improve the health of entire communities, there is also a need for culturally competent medical care and prevention services that are specific to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender population. Social inequality is often associated with poorer health status. Sexual orientation has been associated with multiple health threats. Members of the LGBT community are at increased risk for a number of health threats when compared to their heterosexual peers.

Differences in sexual behavior account for some of these disparities. Others are associated with social and structural inequities, such as the stigma and discrimination. Lesbian, gay and bisexual population experience much higher levels of discrimination. We particularly hope to reach gay, lesbian and bisexual youth and provide information. That need is present not only in Asia but world wide.

These pages provide information and resources on some of the health issues and inequities affecting LGBT communities. Links to other information sources and resources are also provided. Some of this information is designed for members of the general public. International Gay Guide has no expertise in health. We provide links to professional sites operated by government or by reputable institutions.


LGBTQ ENTERTAINMENT

LGBT artists have historically existed outside the mainstream art world. This position has given them a unique perspective to comment on a range of themes and issues, pertaining to gender, identity and society in their art.

In spite of this historical bias there are many names who have broken through and enjoyed A-List status in contemporary art circles. But it has not been easy for LGBTQ artists.

News covering LGBT arts and artists – performers – in music world, film, literature, theater and literature. Entertainment news and current affairs. Gay, lesbian and bisexual performers are much more open about their sexuality than ever. This particularly applies to coming gay, lesbian and bisexual youth.


LGBTQ TRAVEL

As the global visibility of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans-gender (LGBT) community increases, the discussion of the market’s economic impact continues to gain traction. Perhaps nowhere is this more evident than in the travel industry. Lesbian and gay people tend to travel more than their heterosexual counterparts. Travel industry is aware of importance of gay and lesbian persons for its development and survival. We can see that in increased marketing and advertising targeting gay, lesbian and bisexual persons. Lesbian and gay youth are particularly looking for travel opportunities to regions where they can feel free about their sexuality.

We wish you happy, safe and exciting travel!


LGBTQ Rights

LGBTQ+ rights vary greatly between countries. In some countries, homosexuality is illegal, while in others it is legal but organizations and promotion of “nontraditional sexual relations” are illegal. In a few countries, homosexuality can receive a death penalty.

Homosexual activity is a capital offense in Saudi ArabiaYemenNigeriaSudan, and Somalia.

Transgender individuals can join the military in only 19 countries: CanadaBoliviaFrench GuianaSpainFrance, the United Kingdom, the NetherlandsDenmarkSwedenNorwayFinlandEstoniaCzech RepublicAustriaGermanyBelgiumIsraelAustralia, and New ZealandThailand allows transgender individuals to join only in administrative positions.

Only EcuadorBrazil, and Malta have outlawed conversion therapies nationwide. Conversion therapy is not outlawed in the United States nationwide; however, HawaiiCaliforniaOregonWashingtonNevadaUtahColoradoNew MexicoIllinoisVirginiaMarylandNew JerseyNew YorkConnecticutRhode IslandMassachusettsVermontNew Hampshire, and Maine have statewide bans.

Only 5% of the United Nations member states have written into their constitutions that sexual orientation-based discrimination is prohibited. These states include Ecuador, MexicoPortugal, Bolivia, South Africa, Sweden, and Nepal.

Most of Europe and South America have taken steps to tackle sexual orientation-based discrimination in the workplace, as well as some other countries around the world. In general, same-sex couples are not allowed to adopt outside the Americas, Europe, and Australia and New Zealand.

The Netherlands was the first country to allow same-sex marriage in 2001 and Ecuador is the most recent country to legalize it. Same-sex marriage is not legalized in the majority of Eastern EuropeAfrica, and Asia. Only 13% of UN member states have legalized gay marriage and a handful recognize civil unions, including PeruGreece, and Italy.


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