Tag: gay mongolia

Stunning Photos Explore Transgender Life In Mongolia

In Mongolia, the discrimination and violence against transgender peoples is so horrific many chose to live in the closet rather than face the persecution they may otherwise experience. In 2011 photographer Álvaro Laiz decided to capture their heartbreaking and devastatingly beautiful stories in his series “Transmongolian.” “I decided to travel to Mongolia for several reasons,”… Read more »

Sapphic Nomads: Two Santa Feans Explore Mongolia

Mongolia: Tales of a Dusty City, Friendly Nomads, And Too Much Mutton! This summer, we (Katie Cook and Maggie Young) left on a year-long journey to discover the range of LGBT experiences of people we meet around the world. Along the way, we are seeking out, meeting with, and interviewing LGBT folks. In addition to… Read more »

Gay Mongolians see flickers of progress amid fear and ostracism

LGBT community manages to grow quickly despite threats from nationalist gangs who see homosexuality as a western import On a Friday night in June, Ulan Bator’s only gay bar is a dark building in a sea of dark buildings. Its shades are drawn, its door shut tightly. But inside, the 100% Bar is flush with… Read more »

Gay men murdered in Mongolia

Two brutal murders of Gay men have shocked Mongolia’s small LGBT community. The Mongolia LGBT Center, based in Ulaanbaatar, the country’s capital, identified the first victim  as ‘A Gay male of 40 to 50 years of age who went by the nickname ‘S’ in the community, a dentist  by profession who had a practice in… Read more »