Colombo, Sri Lanka: 20th December 2016
EQUAL GROUND, the only LGBTIQ advocacy organisation in Sri Lanka is proud to announce the launch of the first LGBTIQ lifestyle magazine in Colombo today. Aptly names EQUALITY, it is the first magazine of its kind to be published in Sri Lanka amidst a burgeoning and thriving lifestyle publications industry in this country.
For 12 years, EQUAL GROUND has served the LGBTIQ community and its allies with the ‘Rainbow News’ newsletter. The switch to a lifestyle magazine was made to create a wider platform for members of the LGBTIQ community to express their opinions and showcase their talents while appealing to all audiences in Sri Lanka.
“Our intention was to create a platform where the LGBTIQ community of this country can contribute in all three languages. So that irrespective of your area, race or social status any member has the equal opportunity to come forward and express themselves,” said Rosanna Flamer-Caldera, Executive Director of the EQUAL GROUND. “It is also a platform for young entrepreneurs, photographers, artists and others from the community to be featured creating publicity for their craft or business,” she added.
With the launch of ‘EQUALITY’, the first of its kind in the country, EQUAL GROUND has taken a step towards a more accepting, united, happy and humane society.
ABOUT THE ORGANISATION:
EQUAL GROUND is a nonprofit organisation seeking economic, social, cultural, civil, and political rights for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Questioning (LGBTIQ) community of Sri Lanka. We are committed to creating a safe space for all LGBTIQ individuals and to providing opportunities for self-help including mental wellbeing, economic, social and political empowerment, access to health, education, housing and legal protection for the LGBTIQ community.
EQUAL GROUND is the only truly mixed organisation in Sri Lanka which includes the wider identities of the LGBTIQ community in Sri Lanka as well as our heterosexual allies and friends.
Tel: +94-11-2806184/ +94-11- 5679766
Web Blog: https://equalground.wordpress.com/