Roopbaan Rainbow Rally (2014, 2015)

April 14 is celebrated as the first day of Bangladeshi new year. Xulhaz Mannan organized a Rainbow Rally to celebrate a more inclusive new year in 2014. The colors of the rally created a natural camouflage for the community, and yet LGBTQ people could walk as themselves in a public space for the first time.…

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Pink Slip (2014, 2015)

Pink Slip was a Roopbaan initiative to raise awareness on sexual health and safety. The event brought together 58 homosexual men to get tested for STDs and HIV/AIDS besides general health checkup. But what made it unique is it targeted men from the middle income and above class who usually shy away from the government…

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Bangladesh LGB Survey (2014)

Roopbaan together with Boys of Bangladesh (BoB) as a voluntary contribution, conducted a survey to scale the current needs of the lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) population of Bangladesh, devise a strategy plan to move forward in materializing those needs, identify the challenges faced by them and put forward some possible suggestions to overcome those…

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