BANGKOK Despite intense discrimination, people of various sexual orientations and identities have become more visible in slowly-liberalizing Myanmar.

Seven films from a recent queer film fest in Yangon will show Friday in Bangkok.


The films chosen to show in Bangkok are mostly documentaries such as “Channel G, ” about the use social media and apps to build a community. “Shwe” digs into a life of a drag queen who’s caught between traditional and wild performances, and “Love & Other Matters,” a funny and warm-hearting doc that introduces seven different LGBT people in Myanmar.

Thai filmmaker Pathompong Praesomboon will also present his three shorts on the issue in Thailand.


The screening comes with English subtitles and kicks off at 8pm on Friday at Crying Thaiger in Soi Sukhumvit 51. BTS Thong Lo is the nearest public transportation.