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First Gay Pride in Laos, a small but successful affair

Finally a rainbow without rain in Laos ... © Laos.usembassy.gov.

(Blogmensgo, July 4th, 2012) Within the grounds of the U.S. Embassy in Vientiane that was held the first Gay Pride in the history of Laos on the 25th June 2012. The event, entitled "Proud to be us," brought together a hundred people.

Karen Stewart and Bounpheng Philavong, respectively U.S. Ambassador and Director of the Center HIV / AIDS / STI within the Lao Ministry of Health, both stressed the importance of the event for the LGBT community in Laos, but also for the entire country. Homosexuality is legal in Laos, but is still a subject that is more or less taboo.

Without a full parade, attendees were treated to entertainment around a table (bar and talks), stage (skits and plays) or a showcase (exhibits), linked through the LGBT community, with its issues and challenges.

One of the organizers, Anan Bouapha, now works for the UN Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA) as a specialist in issues related to youth and reproductive health. He became known by his actions in Laos for gay rights and information on HIV / AIDS. The first Gay Pride, however modest it was, he said represents "a giant step forward for the LGBT community in Laos."

This article has been translated from our French blog, to view the original, click here.

Philca & Matt / MensGo

(via NouvelObs.com 27 June 2012)

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