In the week leading up to the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, our teams of volunteers led by UNAIDS, UNESCO, Youth Voices Count, Youth LEAD and APCOM, chalked enormous rainbows across the yards of schools around Bangkok. 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
We hope you’ll enjoy this photo report. Find out more about #schoolrainbow campaign and see all photos at www.en.schoolrainbow.org
The School Rainbow campaign aims to bring attention to bullying and violence experienced by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) young people in Thailand, and around the world.
It is launched in commemoration of the 2014 International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT), which takes place every year on 17 May.
The school rainbows for this year's IDAHOT are just the beginning. We hope you're feeling inspired to chalk your own rainbows at your school to show your, your friends' and your schools' support for LGBT classmates across Thailand and around the world.
An infographic on school bullying on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.