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August 18, 2023—With the rise of consumer behaviors leaning towards brands that value environmental and social causes, corporates and organizations ought to adapt. Since 80s, corporates see the rise of the LGBTQ+ communities, which are observed as the rise of an emerging market. As of 2019, the communities’ buying power, or aka Pink Money, reached $3.7 trillion before surpassing $4 trillion in 2021. The business world could definitely not avoid this power.  

In the meantime, the research depicts that diversity and inclusion of LGBTQ+ in workplace directly corresponds to their engagement, productivity and effectiveness. By providing a safe and supportive working environment for LGBTQ+ employees, their productivity is observed to increase 30% more. Undoubtedly, in a warm and friendly environment, LGBTQ+ employees are likely to stay with the organizations longer, estimating 26% higher in turnover rate.  

Another proven research conducted by Harris Interactive (2011) shows that 87% of LGBTQ+ adults are likely to lean towards the companies that ensures workplace inclusion and equality for LGBTQ+ community; likewise, 23% of them claim to have a change of mind in switching to others LGBTQ-friendly brands.  

This is the reason why companies and organizations must consider diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) as a serious matter. Otherwise, the companies and organizations will miss out not only talents that could potentially bring more innovation, production and income, but also the LGBTQ+ consumers who have considerably high buying power.  


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𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗶𝘀 𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗸𝗽𝗹𝗮𝗰𝗲 𝗶𝗻𝗰𝗹𝘂𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻? 𝗪𝗵𝘆 𝗶𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗟𝗚𝗕𝗧𝗤+ 𝗶𝗻𝗰𝗹𝘂𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗶𝗻 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗸𝗽𝗹𝗮𝗰𝗲 𝗶𝗺𝗽𝗼𝗿𝘁𝗮𝗻𝘁? 

August 11, 2023—Did you know that workplace inclusion plays a crucial role in economic development in a broader sense—increasing better organizations’ performances, productivity, innovation and retention.  

Embracing LGBTQ inclusion at the workplace offers numerous advantages for companies, both socially and economically. Research has consistently shown that diverse organizations perform better, are more innovative, and increase productivity.  

What is workplace inclusion?

Workplace inclusion is defined as a culture that allows every identity and sexual orientation in the organization to feel respected, included, represented, given same rights, and ultimately, to be their authentic self. This impacts individuals in the organizations to be more creative, proactive, and collaborative for better collective work results.  

Let’s work together to foster LGBTQ inclusion in the workplace, benefiting both companies and society as a whole—by creating an environment where everyone can thrive. We contribute to a fair, equitable and diverse world.  

#LGBTQinclusion #Workplaceinclusion #equality #thelinqfoundation 

Please find the infographics below for further benefits. 


The LinQ Foundation: Public Awareness Campaign

Public Awareness Campaign: Together for Equality and Diversity (2023)

Under the theme ‘Together for Equality and Diversity’, the LinQ Foundation opens an opportunity for every creative who is from Myanmar and Thailand to create a public awareness campaign that directly relates to LGBTQ communities. This campaign aims to create a society that upholds equality and justice as values, respects individuals and diversity, and raises awareness about societal issues the LGBTQ community facing in Myanmar and Thailand.

[Click here for Burmese and Thai versions] & [Sample Videos are attached below]

Public Awareness Campaign - Thai


  • Every individual has the right to love and live freely without fear of discrimination or prejudice.
  • Respect, acceptance, and diversity are essential values for a harmonious and thriving society.
  • LGBTQ individuals are an integral part of our community, and their contributions and talents should be celebrated and embraced.
  • Creating a society that respects equality and diversity for LGBTQ people requires everyone’s support and action.



First Prize: 35,000 Bahts
Second Prize: 25,000 Bahts
Third Prize: 20,000 Bahts
People Choice: 10,000 Bahts
Selected Videos: 3,000 Bahts


  • Thai citizens
  • Myanmar citizens


  • Video
  • Max length – 2.5 minutes
  • Resolution: 1920×1080


  • Individuals who believe in equality and inclusivity
  • LGBTQ individuals and allies
  • Families and friends of LGBTQ individuals
  • Employers and businesses
  • Society
  • Policymakers


  • Must be your own creation
  • Must be willing to share on social media for wider public
  • Must have permission of the people involved in the campaign
  • Must have English subtitles (if there’s any dialogue)
  • Must submit through the online Entry Form ONLY.

DEADLINE: October 15, 2023 (11:59 PM)




  • A candidate can submit ONLY one entry.
  • Selected entries will be informed by October 22, 2023.
  • Selected entries will be posted on the LinQ Foundation’s social media pages to share with general audiences.
  • The winners will be announced by the first week of November.
  • The winners will be awarded in the second week of November.