*Artwork credit: QueerMango

The Embassy of Canada, the Embassy of France in Thailand and QueerMango are proud to launch #JoinTeamRainbow social media campaign.

We strongly believe that the human rights of all persons are universal and indivisible, and these include the human rights of LGBTIQ+ persons. That’s why we want to raise awareness for a more inclusive society that says no to any discrimination against people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex or queer in Thailand.

This is particularly important during the June 2016 Pride Month, as it comes right after IDAHOT (International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia) and before the second edition of the Bangkok Gay and Lesbian Film Festival.

Help us celebrating the Pride Month in Thailand and say no to discrimination and violence against LGBTQI+ persons by sharing pictures about your beautiful uniqueness with #JoinTeamRainbow

The Embassy of Canada and the Embassy of France in Thailand have partnered with QueerMango for this media campaign to help bring an end to violence and discrimination against people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or intersex.

The campaign is also part of the Embassy of Canada’s project aimed to adopt policies and programs tailored to local needs and circumstances, while finding innovative solutions for challenges around the world. The Canadian Government has put in place various programs and policies to protect the rights of LGBTIQ+ persons, respond to social inequities, and tackle discrimination.

As for France, which is fully mobilized, within the United nations as well as at a bilateral level, to fight against all sorts of discriminations or Human rights violation against LGBTI individuals. The Fund for Human Rights, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, also known as the LGBTI Fund was created in 2009 at the instigation of France during the world congress on human rights, sexual orientation and gender identity, with a view to supporting actions worldwide for the achievement of civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights of people discriminated against on grounds of their sexual orientation and their gender identity and/or gender expression.

It doesn’t matter if you’re lesbian, gay, trans, bi, queer, ally or any other color of the rainbow: we want to celebrate you and everyone, unique and beautifully different, who stands against discrimination.

It’s easy to participate:

  1. Show us your individuality by sharing a photo of you, or you with your friends, on Facebook or Instagram.
  2. Share it publicly with #JoinTeamRainbow
  3. Have a chance to win free tickets for the Bangkok Gay & Lesbian Film Festival movies

We are giving away two pairs of  tickets to Canadian gay movie “Closet Monster”, two pairs of tickets to lesbian French movie “La Belle Saison” and two pairs of tickets to the Closing Night. to the pictures submitted within the deadline dates (1st: June 10, 2016 – 2nd: June 14, 2016) that are original and express the theme of the campaign have the chance to win!

Get your customized picture here: http://jointeamrainbow.queermango.com/

More info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1776772715942263/

What is most important is that we want to see you being yourself and #JoinTeamRainbow with us!

 5/5 Here, Queer and Proud to #jointeamrainbow