May 17 in Myanmar: "& Proud" Photo Exhibition

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Activists in Myanmar are conducting an “& PROUD Myanmar LGBT Photo Competition” starting from March to May 2014. The winning shots will be announced during the week of the International Day Against Homophobia & Transphobia!

& PROUD is an initiative of YG events and Colours Rainbow. YG is a social business with a gay heart – best known for organising the monthly fab party in Yangon. Colours Rainbow is an NGO working for LGBT rights and is at the centre of the LGBT community in Myanmar – hosting a network of LGBT organisations in the country. Their lDAHOT event, & PROUD Myanmar LGBT Photo Competition, is a competition that challenges photographers in Myanmar to increase the visibility of the LGBT community.
For the IDAHOT week there will be the following activities:
& PROUD Photo Exhibition
When – 11 May to 18 May, 2014
When – 10 AM to 5 PM
Where – The Witness Yangon Documentary Arts Space, 3rd Floor, Pyan Hlwar
Building, 4A Parami Road, Mayangone, Yangon.
IDAHO Public Event (17 May 2014)
Time – 10 AM to 1 PM
Where – Sann Chaung Thar at People’s Park
Panel Discussion on LGBT & Equality (17 May 2014)
TIme – 2 PM to 4 PM
Where – American Center, 14 Tawwin Road, Dagon Township, Yangon
IDAHO Party (17 May 2014)
Please check here for place and new updates.Myanmar
With this photo competition, the organizers aspire to highlight positive images of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in Myanmar by showcasing the portraits that can go beyond stereotypes, and encouraging pictures which capture the diversity of Burmese LGBT communities.
The competition is open to amateur and professional photographers, regardless of their nationality, sexual orientation and gender identity, as long as the submitted photos depict LGBT people originated from Myanmar, and are taken in Myanmar. You can read the full competition guideline (including the prizes for best shots) here.
For more information about the event, go to the event’s Facebook page or contact
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