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British Embassy Bangkok supports LGBTI Groups in South East Asia

On 27 November 2016 the British Embassy in Bangkok, in close partnership with APCOM and Stonewall UK, hosted a panel of LGBTI activists.

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The activists from Burma, Indonesia, Bangladesh and Thailand discussed the challenges facing their communities. APCOM, a Bangkok-based coalition of campaign groups from across the region, arranged the event. Margaret Tongue, the British Chargé d’Affaires, spoke highlighting the UK’s strong support for LGBTI communities and rights. You can read her remarks here [speech-ILGA panel] (PDF, 162KB, 2 pages) .

The panel preceded a larger reception at the British Ambassador’s Residence, again in partnership with APCOM and Stonewall UK, to mark the holding of the International Lesbian and Gay Association’s (ILGA) 28th World Conference in Bangkok and APCOM’s 10th anniversary. The reception included the premier of APCOM’s animated film about the Yogyakarta Principles and floating rainbow kratong lanterns on our lake.

Published 1 December 2016