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21 Feb 2012

Burmese rights group to broadcast LBGT news online

A Chiang Mai-based LGBT rights group that serves the Burmese LGBT community and began Rainbow TV programs in late 2011 says it will continue to broadcast television programs on a monthly basis.

The following was first published by the Human Rights Education Institute of Burma on Feb 19, 2012:

In 2012, the Colours Rainbow group will continue to broadcast television programs, with a variety of topics covered in each month’s program. The first program of 2012 can be watched online.

The Colours Rainbow group, a Chiang Mai [Thailand] based LGBT rights activist group, started Rainbow TV programs in late 2011, and broadcast programs bi-monthly. This has now changed to monthly broadcasts.

This month the program includes international LGBT news, a documentary about the transgender day of remembrance ceremony organized by the Burmese LGBT community, an interview with Naomi (who is transgender and LGBT rights activist from the Philippines) and interesting news about the most attractive female-to-male transgender person. Moreover, the LGBT song named “Lu Maung”, which is about the tragic story and emotions of a young homosexual man from a village in Burmese society, was also broadcasted in this month’s program. 

Currently, there are four episodes of Rainbow TV already broadcast. The programs can be watched on tvnews.colorsrainbow.com. You are welcome to send feedback and comments, news about LGBT, articles, stories, songs, footage and documentaries, and movies to clrburma@gmail.com

The intention of the Rainbow TV program is to spread international LGBT news among both local and international Burmese communities, recognize the sexual preferences of LGBT people, and have them legitimately accepted in their communities. 

In addition, the TV program can be watched on the Colours Rainbow facebook page and main website, www.colorsrainbow.com.


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Reader's Comments

1. 2012-02-22 00:16  
This is awesome! Finally there's an Asian tv program, despite online, willing to share its slot for lgbt news.
All these years, I've been thinking how Asians (including myself) got a lot to catch up on knowing about being gay - knowing and not just being, I repeat - and the moment has finally arrived.
Thank you online technology (read: Fridae and that Burmese rainbow tv).
2. 2012-02-22 01:21  
Seems very interesting, but I miss a lot english subtitles...
3. 2012-02-23 14:39  
Cool!! There's finally a major lgbt avenue in a Southeast Asian context. :) Though of course, Western (and East Asian) lgbt media is just as happening...;)
4. 2012-02-24 22:56  
Great news!...but given all the highly skilled gay media people in Singapore and Hong Kong, why is there nothing like this or even better being beamed out across the internet? Or on Fridae even...Fridae could be posting its own video interviews etc...just a thought.
5. 2012-02-28 17:46  
May I suggest to Fridae's editor that, beside textual articles, you could also have news reports made in youtube/video format, just like what the Burmese have done. Some of your reports such as interviews with openly gay persons could have been more engaging if done in videos rather than in written form.
6. 2012-02-29 17:49  
OMG wow...speechless...
7. 2012-02-29 17:52  
ok i'm still in shock and watching and listening and understanding what they saying :O

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