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Police arrests mark IDAHOT 2016 in Caucasus state of Georgia

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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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IDAHOT 2016 events: Madagascar

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Screening of the movie CALL ME KUCHU at the US Embassy with the OHCHR, FREE & EQUAL Global Film Series Programme and the US Embassy’s Information Centre. The short film ” A PLACE IN THE MIDDLE” will also be screened

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IDAHOT 2016 country reports: Azerbaijan

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AZAD LGBT in Azerbaijan produced a short film titled ‘Bir Ushaq Var’, or ‘There’s One Kid’ in English. From organisers : “The goal of the video is two fold. On the one hand we want to show people in Azerbaijan that the LGBT population is larger than they may think, and that there is a good chance they know or …

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Welcome to IDAHOT Newbies !

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This year, IDAHOT was marked for the first time in at least 3 countries for the first time ! This brings the total number of countries where IDAHOT was celebrated to an amazing 132, which includes almost 40 countries where sexual and gender diversity is criminalized! In Brunei, an extremely conservative Asian Muslim context, the Brunei Project organised a private …

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United Nations release fantastic IDAHOT fight song!

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The video, titled ‘Why We Fight”, has been produced as part of the ongoing OHCHR-led UN Free & Equal campaign. Conceived as a tribute to activism, the video brings together footage shot by activists and allies in more than 20 countries as well as at UNHQ in New York and reflects the diversity of organizations and causes that people are …

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