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Myanmar Holds First Public LGBT Pride Festival

For the first time ever, the LGBTQ community in Myanmar was able to celebrate a public pride festival. The &PROUD festival took place at Thakin Mya Park in Yangon with over 6,000 people in attendance. In prior years, the celebration had taken place at a private location at the French Institute. Currently, homosexual relations are illegal in the country, but the event organizers were allowed to host the event in a public space.

 

 

You are invited!

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The event was open to all in order to spread awareness of LGBTQ issues as well as celebrate diversity and those who live their lives in fear.

 

 

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The event took place over two consecutive weekends with events that included musical performances, a “drag Olympics”, handbag throwing competition, as well as screenings of LGBTQ films and a ‘human library’ where members of the LGBTQ community shared their personal narratives.

Way to show your colors, Myanmar! Congratulations on a beautiful festival—keep celebrating with pride!

 

 

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