Jan Willem van Rooij

The Netherlands (1985)

Social entrepreneur living in Yangon. With our support he organises &PROUD, the LGBT photo competition in Myanmar.

“After having studied International Development and working in several countries, I’ve come to call Yangon, Myanmar home. Besides my work with NGOs, I’ve become involved in the local LGBT scene, having started a queer party here, together with a couple of friends.”

“Being a photo enthusiast, I got the idea of organising an LGBT photo competition and exhibition to put more focus on the community and to add something to the Yangon cultural life.”