Family Acceptance Pamphlet

October 2019

Family acceptance plays a fundamental role in LGBT’s lives. Due to the traditional beliefs, conservative culture and lack of knowledge about sexuality, LGBT children in Myanmar often face negative comments, pressure and rejection from their parents and relatives. This leaflet focuses on the importance of creating a safe environment for LGBT youth at home. It also provides information regarding how parents could support their LGBT children mentally and physically to prevent heartbreaking consequences.

SOGIE Comic Book

2018

Colors Rainbow produces awareness raising materials on LGBT and SOGIE, which are distributed in government schools, trainings and public events. This SOGIE Comic Book is one of the materials which focuses on raising understanding about discrimination faced by students who identify as LGBT in schools. The main characters are Maung Maung, Aung Thant, Sophia, Ye Myat Thu and Sayar Lay Maw Oo. The comic book portrays the importance of teachers’ roles in creating a safe space for LGBT students in schools.

LGBT General Knowledge Book

2018

Due to the insufficient school curriculum in Myanmar, Colors Rainbow decided to publish a LGBT General Knowledge Book in 2018. The purpose of the publication is to provide basic education regarding Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Expression (SOGIE) to both LGBT and non-LGBT communities in Myanmar. This booklet is mostly distributed at SOGIE training in which Colors Rainbow implements every three months in different towns all over the country. The contents include LGBT terms, common questions about LGBT, a brief history of IDAHOT, TDoR and LGBT symbols.

Strategies and Guidelines to promote the rights of LGBTs in Myanmar

2017

Myanmar is a country known for its serious human rights violations where its people have very limited access to protection of law and suitable legal channels as a recourse for their grievances. The law, especially Section 377 of the Penal Code, creates a discriminatory legal environment that leaves members of the LGBT community mainly unprotected. The main purpose of this legal guideline is to promote human rights and rule of law not only for the LGBTs, but for the women and children as well, and to serve as a handbook in training courses and legal awareness raising programs, paralegal services, and psycho-social support.