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IDAHOT 2017 country page: Georgia


From OC MEDIA Queer rights activists launched a social media campaign on 10 May in support of Georgia’s queer community, in the run up to International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia on May 17. The organisers of the ‘This street is taken’ campaign, Against Violence, are encouraging people to post photos of themselves holding signs in support of queer …

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IDAHOT 2017 Country Page: Portugal


It Gets Better, Portugal: Colóquio; May 17, various events @ Porto & Matosinhos 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., distribution of free hugs in front of Via Catarina Center; 3:00 pm, colloquium “Thinking the City on LGBTI Issues with th Municipality of Porto; 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., distribution of free hugs in Praça da Liberdade; 6:30 p.m. collective hug in Praça …

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Argentina boasts country wide IDAHOT program


The Argentinean LGBT federation and the Metropolitan University for Education and Work  (UMET) join forces to develop a month long program consisting of a photo exhibition, a panel discussion on “the challenges for the inclusion of Trans people” and the projection of a documentary on the life of Trans activist Claudia Pía Baudracco. More information on UMET’s site.         …

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Over 100 celebrities join campaign against homophobia in Taiwan


From Focus Taiwan Taipei, May 10 (CNA) More than 100 Taiwanese celebrities, including pop divas A Mei (張惠妹) and Jolin Tsai (蔡依林), have joined an international campaign against homophobia and transphobia in support of same-sex marriage. A total of 115 entertainers recently posed individually for photos holding rainbow placards to show their support for the cause. The photos will be …

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Families Without Borders – A Story from Argentina


When I came out of the closet my greatest fear was to grow up alone, to not have a family. That was actually the reality of many LGBT people in my hometown, a small city in southern Patagonia, Argentina. Although that made me feel worried about my future life I always dreamt of  having a family of my own. Years went by and my …

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