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Activist voices: “Our love is Constitutional”

LGBT activists rally against Homophobia and Transphobia

In the Balkan state of Kosovo, the President of the Republic himself participated in the IDAHOT march in 2016 ! Agim Margilaj, from the  Center for Social Group Development – CSGD -, tells us more about how this happened Is holding a public march in Kosovo a “risky business”? Kosovo is a very homophobic country. In a recent survey, only 3% of …

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Be opportunistic!


It is incredibly difficult to grab the attention of an audience that is beyond your traditional “choir”. And to campaign, this is exactly what you need to do. Rather than spending a lot of energy (and probably limited resources) creating stories that will capture people’s attention, it might be more effective to surf on the wave of what already captures …

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Celebrating Families – Supporting LGBTI Children


In 2017, IDAHOT invites you to celebrate Families, in all their forms. To inspire your creativity, we are bringing you a selection of campaigns and actions that have happened on this issue around the world in the past. Do you know of any other interesting campaign on the issue? Please tell us so at   “What does family mean to …

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Activist Voices: “Lesbians wish you a safe Journey”


This case study is a great example of how humour and positive messaging can be used to open public spaces for discussions. It also reveals how reclaiming our identities sometimes needs to include the reclaiming of the words. Interview with Biljana Ginova, from the Macedonian Lesbian feminist activist group “Lezfem” – In 2013, Skopje, the capital city of Macedonia, woke …

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Over the Rainbow Crossing


There is a huge symbolism in Crossings, which can be creatively harnessed by LGBTQI activists. For the 2016 General Assembly, the UN Free and Equal campaign and the US government collaborated to get this amazing Rainbow Crossing done in front of the UN building. There was a huge symbolism in the fact that UN delegates from all countries, including all the …

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