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Who are we?

BRO is a non-profit group founded in January 2002. We have been recognized by Public Health Department and other government agencies as a leading volunteer group specialized in gay issues.

Bangkok Rainbow Organization is a community-based organization supporting LGBT well-being in Thailand. Founded over 15 years ago, BRO has grown to a registered member base of more than 2,000 members. A core strength is its long-standing and extensive Thailand media relations as well as its “from the community, for the community” structure and commitment.

What we do?

BRO organizes events such as seminars and workshops with funds from donations and sponsorship mainly by Thai Health Promotion Foundation, a unit under Prime Minister’s Office. The group is very active in accessing to public via various media channels with well-attended programs such as talks on controversial issues and casual meetings on various topics aimed at promoting the better understanding of homosexuality and its related issues. BRO provides advices to local and foreign media representatives locally when covering gay issues in Thailand.
Our policy BRO is a non-partisan group. We are open to work with any gay and non-gay groups of either private and public interest. Some previous activities and participations

1. AIDS and Communication for new attitudes and behavior, Kanchanaburi and Nakorn Nayok provicnes 2003-2004.

2. Talks on Taiwanese film cinema, TV Drama: LOVE 8009 Channel 9 TV, new book review, What’s wrong being nude?, Gays and Sauna.

3. Holds an annual BRO’s seminar on Gay and Understanding, Bangkok Palace Hotel 2003.

4. Promotes new films and stage plays in Bangkok: Bear Cup, Formula 17, Love! Valor! and Compassion! in Thai
version.

Background

Bangkok Rainbow Organization (BRO) is a community based and driven organization with 5,000 members advocating LGBT equality stop discrimination and promoting health treatment and prevention. BRO was founded in 2002 and currently maintains an its office in Bangkok’s Phaya Thai district, a “red zone” center of high risk MSM activity. Among BRO’s unique competencies among Thai LGBT organisations are unmatched access to, and
credibility with, both mainstream and LGBT community Thai media outlets, a community loyalty program through the Bangkok Rainbow VIP member card scheme, and trusted relationships with local LGBT human right and businesses. BRO is known throughout the gay community for its positive reinforcement of “gay lifestyle” through its many, varied Pride events, social justice and human right event its leading presence in sauna outreach programs and strong relationships with other Thai based NGO’s and government. Successful past advocacy and capacity building programs include:

Partners with :

 10 years of sauna outreach and condom distribution in collaboration with Global Fund and ILO

 Bangkok Metropolitan Authority (BMA) funded Gay and MSM Community Building Projects (2004-2007)

 2007-2008 Host Rainbow Media Awards

 Coordination of Bangkok Pride events

 Collaboration with Thailand’s National Human Rights Commission in Sexual and Gender Diversity
Rights Advocacy

 Thailand Rainbow Archive Project, funded by the British Library and the Australian National

University

 Individual Capacity building for young MSM people funded by the Thailand Health Promotion
Foundation (2012 – 2014)

 Collaboration with GFATM (2012 – 2014)

 Consulting for Gender & Sexuality, Diversity & Inclusion in many university, business and
government

 Word Bank Thailand

 UNAIDS
 UNDP
 UNESCO Thailand
 Facebook Thailand
 Aids Health Care Foundation

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Email : bangkokrainbow@yahoo.com