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Thu Jun 27, 2019, 03:20 PM

Bullied Gay Librarian Posts Heartbreaking Facebook Message Before Dying by Suicide

A librarian in Myanmar shared details of homophobic bullying by colleagues on Facebook before taking his life.

Kyaw Zin Win, 25, began working at Myanmar Imperial University in Yangon in September 2017. Before his death on Sunday, he posted on Facebook that his homeland "mocks the existence and identity of an individual being."

"Myanmar is a two-faced country that favors those in higher positions and bars the truth from being celebrated."

Even though he hadn't told his family he was gay, Kyaw Zin said his employers made him come out at work. He also posted screenshots of group chats reportedly showing colleagues mocking him. "We should send him to the army," one wrote. "Don't become an imbecile like [Kyaw Zin]," wrote another.

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Lunabell Jun 2019 #1

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Thu Jun 27, 2019, 03:43 PM

1. RIP Kyaw Zin Win,

Shit, shit, shit. I'm mad at this. And so profoundly sad.

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