A performer hula hoops at a contest of the Drag Olympics at Yangon Pride festival in Yangon, Myanmar. Photo: Reuters A performer hula hoops at a contest of the Drag Olympics at Yangon Pride festival in Yangon, Myanmar. Photo: Reuters
A performer hula hoops at a contest of the Drag Olympics at Yangon Pride festival in Yangon, Myanmar. Photo: Reuters

Stilettos, hula hoops and Drag Olympics: Myanmar’s pride festival goes public amid slow progress on LGBT rights

  • It was the fifth time that the festival has been held, but only the second year it has happened in a public place
  • But organisers say lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people continued to face harassment and that social and legislative change are still needed

Topic |   Myanmar
A performer hula hoops at a contest of the Drag Olympics at Yangon Pride festival in Yangon, Myanmar. Photo: Reuters A performer hula hoops at a contest of the Drag Olympics at Yangon Pride festival in Yangon, Myanmar. Photo: Reuters
A performer hula hoops at a contest of the Drag Olympics at Yangon Pride festival in Yangon, Myanmar. Photo: Reuters
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