About &PROUD

We're &PROUD. We're a non-profit initiative in Yangon and we organise arts & culture events in Myanmar for the LGBTIQ community. With our events we want to create greater understanding and awareness of LGBT identities, to be part of the conversation on LGBT rights, and to create stronger linkages within the community and with the Myanmar society.

Our objectives

  • To foster wider debate around LGBT issues, through screenings of Myanmar and Asian LGBT films and through photography exhibitions. These will take place at the main film festival and through special screenings of films in cities across Myanmar and in schools and colleges.
  • The festival will create more media discussion of LGBT issues through press outreach, interviews and film screenings for journalists.
  • By bringing in films from across south east Asia which reflect the diversity of LGBT lives and the political movements that are taking place in other countries the festival will expose the Myanmar LGBT community to examples of how LGBT communities are challenging discrimination and claiming their rights elsewhere in Asia and the world.
  • By embedding issues around HIV into the festival program, the festival will contribute to increased knowledge of HIV in the community and understanding of HIV as one of the important issues affecting the LGBT community in Myanmar.
  • To foster and support a cohort of young Myanmar LGBT film-makers through a fifth round of the Rainbow Reels workshops, who can develop film projects depicting LGBT lives in Myanmar and create positive young role models for the LGBT community.

Contact

Got something on your mind? You can contact us in Burmese or English at hello@andproud.net

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Yearly Reports

Read all about our activities in our yearly reports