3. The socially conservative Southeast Asian nation Myanmar held its first public LGBT Pride festival last weekend, & Proud, attracting more than 6,000 people on the first day alone. The festival continues next weekend. “I would say this is not just for the LGBT community. This is for the whole country, acknowledging equality and basic human rights,” 33-year-old festival co-director Hla Myat Tun told The Straits Times. Homosexuality is still officially illegal in Myanmar.