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Melbourne group announces giant march for IDAHOT

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Early birds are starting to announce IDAHOT 2016 events. As part of this, we got news from Stand Up Events a Melbourne based group which aims to gather a 5000-strong crowd to march against heteronormativity ! “Stand Up Events was conceived in early 2015 in a bid to confront the social prejudice that many members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, …

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Theme announced for IDAHOT 2016 : Mental Health and Well Being

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Each year activists from around the world identify one theme that they feel should get priority attention. While everyone is of course free to work on their own agenda, the annual theme allows one specific aspect to get highlighted. For 2016, activists have selected “Mental Health and Well Being”  Sexual and gender diversities are still characterized by many states and by …

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Insider story: New Delhi’s first ever Queer Flash-mob

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Shashank, a business development professional in a consulting firm; is one of the core team member of the queer collective called Harmless Hugs which is currently operating in Delhi and Kolkata. Harmless Hugs is a queer collective which was founded in 2012. It is an expansive space driven by core values of unity in diversity and coexistence. Raising over tags, …

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Celebrating IDAHOT for the first time: Insight into a milestone event

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The International day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia has been celebrated in around 130 countries worldwide, even in those countries where LGBTQI people fear harsh punishment for their activities. Even in countries where activists don’t fear any legal consequences stigma and discrimination are still realities that create huge obstacles. But still, activists are coming together to find a way to …

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Indian corporate executive sends out IDAHOT message to all staff

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From Indiatimes MUMBAI | BENGALURU: Towards the end of 2015, Shashi Tharoor did his bit with an unsuccessful Bill in the Lok Sabha to decriminalise gay sex. Earlier, in an unrelated event, Arun Jaitley publicly said the Supreme Court should “reconsider” its 2013 decision which upheld an 1860 law criminalising gay sex. But it is not politicians or ministers, but …

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