Thailand: Filmmakers Seek Funding Civil Unions Campaign

Written by scott on June 22nd, 2013

Visible Silence FilmA separate Cisco lesbian couple is seeking additional funding to finish a film on lesbians in Thailand, hoping to raise awareness to help pass civil unions in the country. Gay Star News reports:

San Franciscan couple Ruth Gamnit and Marguerite Salmon have been asked by LGBT rights activists in Thailand to finish the film before August so they can use it in their campaign for civil unions same-sex couples, which parliament is due to vote on that month. The filmmakers, who documented the experience of Karen refugees from Burma in previous projects, are seeking to raise $20,000 ([euro]15,000) to finish the movie. In an interview with Gay Star News, Gamnit said that she was ‘horrified’ to learn that ‘in a country that is not perceived to be violent… in 2012 the UN called for the investigation into the murder of 15 toms and dees over the previous six years’.

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