The journey of the Let Voice Be Hard (LVBH) began in 2015 as a campaign platform in East London. Following several incidents of heinous attracts on LGBT campaigners and eminent blog writers in Bangladesh, people with the heart of empathy and compassion came together and stood up against the despicable act of killing of renowned blogger Avijit Roy and voiced their concerns and draw the attention of world mainstream medias.
In the same year, several rallies, and marches were organised by LGBT students in London protesting the attracts on LGBT and other minority groups in Bangladesh and in South East Asian regions. The first formal meeting was held in June 2016 at the Whitechapel area of East London in attendance of many Bangladeshi LGBT refugees, students, and other supporters of freedom of speech. The need for a campaign platform to organise mass rallies, campaigns and activities were felt heavily by the attendees of the meeting and the name “Let Voice Be Heard” was proposed and accepted by the attendees as a campaign platform.
Our most successful campaign was in 2017 where we strongly campaign to save the UNESCO listed world heritage (largest Mangrove forest also known as Sundar Ban) in Bangladesh against ruling government plant to build nuclear power plant that posses serious risk to forest’s fauna and flora.
The LVBT is now one of the leading campaign organizations in the East London. The LVBH has over 100 active members and volunteers of diverse backgrounds across the UK. These people take part in regular campaigns, events, and activities in order to speak for those who cannot speak for themselves.