Gender Diversity

Bangladesh, 2018

We came in contact with Royal in 2017. In that year he had an exhibition in a gallery in Amsterdam. Because of personal reasons he could not come over for the vernissage. Royal is a nickname, since being a social activist or artist requires more support from the Bangladeshi society.

Royal was invited to show his work at the World Aids Conference in Amsterdam, July 2018. We are happy we could support his trip to Amsterdam. The photography series Gender Diversity can be seen as power point presentation on our website and was shown during the World Aids Conference in The Global Village.

Short Biography Royal

Royal have been working last 21 years with a community-based organization and working for an own project called “Artivism and Sexuality”. He is also responsible for ensuring care and support for People Living with HIV and AIDS through art, counseling and training. He makes concepts and design logos for first ever Hijra Pride in Bangladesh. Royal is closely working with national HIV program in Bangladesh.  Royal has abundant experiences in international health and rights, dance performances, photographic exhibitions, and presentations in Schengen countries, Australia, UK, Ireland, and Asia. He is a member of Global MINT Forum, IASSCS, SAHRA, and GLISA in the Asia Pacific and Salzburg Global forum and IAS (International AIDS Society). He is striving to reduce stigma and discrimination related to protecting rights and HIV/AIDS by painting, dancing, and photographing. His major interest includes developing and supporting people living with HIV. Royal holds a Master’s degree in sociology and anthropology from Asian University of Bangladesh.