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Ukraine’s IDAHOT video is so beautiful it will make you cry


We can only share the mail we got from the organisers, Gender Z. What else can be said?   “I am in a WONDERFUL state of mind now! And you know why? Watch Gender Z’s mega-positive video dedicated to May 17, and you’ll understand everything   Incredibly proud of my Zaporizhia community, really.  Let’s be proud of who we are, …

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President of Mexico to meet 50 LGBT activists in Presidential House

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In Mexico, IDAHO is officially recognized by Presidential Decree signed by The President of The Republic, Enrique Pena Nieto, in 2014. However, May 17 since 2012 was officially recognized as official Day against Discrimination. Thanks to LGBT activism now it has its full name: Dia Internacional Contra la Homofobia, (IDAHO in Spanish) Today, May 17, 2016, is the first time …

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Despite ban, censorship and violence, LGBT community in Russia speaks up for IDAHOT

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From the organisers: ST. PETERSBURG CELEBRATES INTERNATIONAL DAY AGAINST HOMOPHOBIA AND TRANSPHOBIA Today, May 17, 2016, rainbow balloons were released into the air above St. Isaac’s Cathedral to celebrate the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia in St. Petersburg, Russia. For the eighth year, “Coming Out” LGBT group organizes celebration of IDAHOT, and throughout these years, the situation with freedom …

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Police arrests mark IDAHOT 2016 in Caucasus state of Georgia


From Gaystarnews At the break of dawn, 10 LGBTI rights activists were arrested by police for protesting in the former Soviet state of Georgia this morning (17 May). Today is International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, and Transphobia, the day when people across the globe fight against bigotry towards the LGBTI community. Police detained the activists who were painting graffiti on …

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