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IDAHOT 2017 country reports: Myanmar

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Myanmar Times ‘LGBT is an identity’: International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia and TransphobiaOn May 17, cities around the world celebrated the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT). A woman holds a sign advocating for LGBT rights. Zarni Phyo / The Myanmar Times In Myanmar, where homosexuality is officially criminalised under colonial hangover law, Section 377, and where LGBT …

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IDAHOT Report 2016: Myanmar

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Myanmar this year held a number of small anonymous events across the country, organized by independent activists and community groups. The annual “&Proud” photo competition and exhibition was held once again to mark IDAHOT 2016. Running from May 7 until 15, the exhibition featured work from LGBT amateur photographers, as well as professional work of LGBT subjects from the ASEAN …

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Looking Ahead: Myanmar in 2016

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Myanmar will once again hold a small number of events and campaigns to promote equality for LGBTI citizens in the country. The n0w-annual “&Proud” photo exhibition will be held from May 7 to 15 and will feature LGBT amateur photographers displayed alongside some of the best photos of LGBT subjects in the ASEAN region. Outside of this, a small handful …

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IDAHOT 2015 Events: Myanmar

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In Myanmar LGBT umbrella group Colours Rainbow worked to support the efforts of local groups across the country and held an event on May 17. IDAHOT events were hosted in 14 cities throughout Myanmar. In celebration of IDAHOT the group, together with Kings n’ Queens, Myanmar LGBT Rights Network, &Proud and YG ran another national photo exhibition, featuring images from the country’s …

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Photo Competition

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A photography competition could be a great way to encourage participation from the community and to change public attitudes. Activists from Myanmar told us more about how they organised their pioneering competition…

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