Khin Cham Myae Thu (right), also known as Gloria Judo, teaching martial art techniques to her students at her Body Art studio in Yangon, Myanmar. Photo: Lorcan Lovett
Khin Cham Myae Thu (right), also known as Gloria Judo, teaching martial art techniques to her students at her Body Art studio in Yangon, Myanmar. Photo: Lorcan Lovett
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Myanmar’s LGBT people taught how to fight back by woman judo champ in country where homosexuality is still illegal and homophobes abound

  • Khin Cham Myae Thu, or Gloria Judo, is a judo black belt whose free self-defence lessons in Yangon have become very popular with the local LGBT community
  • Myanmar’s LGBT community is openly mocked and same-sex relations are criminalised, with many targeted by homophobes

Khin Cham Myae Thu (right), also known as Gloria Judo, teaching martial art techniques to her students at her Body Art studio in Yangon, Myanmar. Photo: Lorcan Lovett
Khin Cham Myae Thu (right), also known as Gloria Judo, teaching martial art techniques to her students at her Body Art studio in Yangon, Myanmar. Photo: Lorcan Lovett
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