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The 106-year-old transgender woman who addressed the first ever public gay rights rally in Burma must have seen incredible changes in her lifetime, from living under British colonialism to Burmese independence to military rule to the recent opening up. At the first celebration of IDAHO (International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia) in the Burmese capital Rangoon yesterday, a local youth brought the centenarian transgender woman to the stage during a section called Paying Respect to Seniors. ‘She was almost in tears,’ one of the organisers of the event, Aung Myo Min, told Gay Star News. ‘She told the audience how pleased she is to see this event take place in Rangoon.’
This is a time-lapse video of the members and supporters of the Fairbanks chapter of PFLAG (Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) carrying a 100 foot long Pride flag from Miami, Florida for the Golden Days Parade in Fairbanks, Alaska on July 21st, 2012.