HlaMyat Tun & Billy Stewart – Myanmar

HlaMyat and Billy are the co-founders of &PROUD, Yangon’s LGBT Film Festival. &PROUD was set up in 2014 to bring the Myanmar LGBT community together, to reflect diversity of LGBT lives across Asia and to create greater awareness of LGBT rights issues in Myanmar.

The second edition of &PROUD took place in January 2016, showing 32 films from 18 countries with a focus on films from Asia, as well as a programme of performance, parties, and debate. The festival runs film-making workshops to support emerging young LGBT film-makers in Myanmar.

The fiveFilms4freedom 2016 Global List – 33 inspiring people from around the world promoting freedom, equality and LGBT rights every day.

In 2016 we launched a global social media campaign and asked our global network to help us find inspiring people who are using culture to promote freedom and equality, who are provoking debate, or are risking their lives to promote the rights of LGBT people in their society or country. We’re inspired by our fiveFilms4freedom 2016 Global List and hope you will be too.