All posts tagged: Laos

PRIDE and LGBTQIA Advocacy in Laos: An Interview with Anan Bouapha

In continuing our recognition of LGBTQIA (Lesbian, Gay, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual) History Month, I interviewed Anan Bouapha, a well-known advocate in the LGBTQIA community in Vientiane, Laos. Anan is part of an active and increasingly visible LGBTQIA community that continues to engage Lao society and international partners. As president of the nongovernmental organization, Proud to be us Laos, Anan played an instrumental role in organizing the first large-scale LGBT Pride event at the U.S. Embassy in Vientiane back in 2012. Born and raised in the capital of Vientiane, Anan continues his advocacy efforts throughout Laos and lectures about his work internationally. While currently based in Paris for graduate studies, he talks about the current state of LGBTQIA issues, stereotypes and misconceptions about the community in Laos and that his favorite Lao dish is mok pa. Was there a particular moment that compelled you to get into LGBTQIA advocacy in Laos? We’ve been trying to partner with the government to help reduce HIV/AIDS infection among LGBTQI community members in stigma and discrimination based on gender …

Yes, we’re looking for a Managing Editor

Oh snap, we’re hiring! To celebrate 6 years of being Lao’d, we got funds to grow our team. Want to work for an internationally-acclaimed blog and fun writing team? Got writing chops, a knack for catching errors, in-the-know about all things Laos/Lao/Laotian, and meeting deadlines (of course)?¬† The gig is open until filled. If it’s you, read the position description below. Shoot us a letter of interest, resume and some work samples to be considered to¬† Managing Editor Position Description_LLOTP_2017