Burma Launches First LGBT Film Festival

Published Date Author: , October 16th, 2014

Myanmar - Apple MapsBurma’s first LGBTI film festival will be held next month in Rangoon to celebrate the sexual and gender diversity of the region. The &Proud LGBT Film Festival will run from 12-14 November at the French Institute and is organized by Colors Rainbow, YG Event, Equality Myanmar and several other LGBTI groups.

Hla Myat Tun, program officer at Colors Rainbow, told the Irrawaddy magazine that he hopes to change perceptions of LGBTI people in a country where media representations are often ‘insensitive.’

He said, ‘We hope that festival will help the public to change their views about the LGBT community, or at least give them ideas that those views can be changed. ‘We want to make a point that members of the LGBT community should be proud, and we wish to correct wrong messages that are being spread throughout the community by popular media.’

By Darren Wee – Full Story at Gay Star News | Myanmar Gay Travel Resources | Other Gay Travel Events

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