U Ho Pin, minister of Social Affairs and Municipal, Tanintharyi Regional Government said that they are ready not only to support but also to cooperate to demand for suitable rights as LGBTs are also people among people.
Minister of Social Affairs and Municipal, U Ho Pin included the above statement in his speech presented at commemorative ceremony of International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia(IDAHOT) which was held in Dawei, Tanintharyi Division on 17th May.
“I don’t want you to misunderstand this day as a day to make oppositions because of the name of the day ‘International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia’. Being an elected government, we are implementing the duties of human rights- Respect, Protect, Promote and Fulfill. And it is also needed to respect and acknowledge everyone without any discrimination on women, men and LGBTs. An important fact which is not to be forgotten is that rights and opportunities are followed by responsibility and accountability. As LGBTs are people among people, we are ready not only to support but also to cooperate to demand for rights they deserve,” warned U Ho Pin, stating that responsibilities and accountabilities which are attached to rights should not be forgotten in respect of performing to have human right.
Besides, Minister encouraged to build a peaceful society full of love on each other, opposing hates using the strength of everyone.
Daw Aye Mon from Colors Rainbow (Dawei branch) who is an organizer of the IDAHOT event said that it has been 4th year to hold IDAHOT ceremony in Dawei of Tanintharyi Division and cooperation by government department on LGBT issue is strengthening.
“This year’s success is that minister of Social Affairs and Municipal came to give a speech at ceremony. Also media came to take photo records. It is also the first time,” continued Daw Aye Mon from Colors Rainbow (Dawei branch).
“Another thing is that a LGBT talk was able to make for the first time. This is the plan to have conversation together with 3 outstanding LGBTs. The purpose of this talk is to make the audience and LGBTs understand the challenges and whether it is alright to open up that someone is LGBT or not,” continued Daw Aye Mon.