06/09/2014 03:05 pm ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

Thailand's School Rainbow Project Spreads Awareness Of LGBT Youth In Bangkok

A new project created in support of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth is making the city of Bangkok a much more colorful place.

Launched in commemoration of the 2014 International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia on May 17, the School Rainbow project "promote[s} the drawing of rainbows, symbolizing diversity, around school gates and other settings where youth meet," according to organizers.

As part of the project, Thai students chalked enormous rainbows in schoolyards around Bangkok "with the aim of bringing awareness to the problem of bullying," Huey Nhan of UNAIDS told The Huffington Post in an email. The participating schools included Thammasat University, NIST International School, Mathayom Prachanivet School and Wat Nuannoradit School.

Watch video of the School Rainbow project above, then head here to read more.

CLARIFICATION: The original version of this article referenced the New International School of Thailand. This school's name was changed to NIST International School in 2012.



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