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Aung Myo Min

Equality Myanmar
Executive Director
yangon, Myanmar
Aung Myo Min is the Executive Director of Equality Myanmar based in Yangon working on human rights education and advocacy for protection and promotion of human rights in Myanmar.
Myo is one of the pioneers in human rights education in Burma working closely with women, youth, refugees, migrant workers and LGBT groups in Myanmar. He is the first ever reported Burmese gay activist to come out in the open and declare no to discrimination and homophobia to LGBT in Myanmar. He is the founder of Color Rainbow, LGBT rights organization and Steering Committee of the Myanmar LGBT Rights Network.
He was awarded both the Celebration of Courage and the Felippa de Souza Award by the International Lesbian and Gay Human Rights Commission in 2001 and 1999. In 2017, he was awarded “Schuman Award” by European Union Delegate for his work on diversity and minority.