For the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT) 2014, we chalked enormous rainbows in the yards of several local and international schools across Bangkok, to raise awareness of the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) students to a safe education, free from bullying. Each chalking was carried out by volunteer students and the LGBTI community, arranged in partnership with the schools themselves and supported by an array of activities, including panel and classroom discussions, a school assembly and performance by the talented Bangkok Cheerleaders.
We called it #schoolrainbow with the aim of bringing awareness to the problem of bullying, particularly towards lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students, at schools in Thailand and around the world.
Such bullying can lead to higher risk of illegal drug use, unprotected sex, HIV, self-harm and suicide. Download the full analysis