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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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IDAHOT 2016 Media release

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Media release – May 16, 2016 International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia truly deserves its title of “Global Celebration of Sexual and Gender Identities” This year again, the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia truly deserves its title of “Global Celebration of Sexual and Gender Identities”. Beyond the rather narrow notions of “Homo”, “Trans”, “Bi”; the day offers …

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IDAHOT 2016 Global Focus Issue: Mental Health and Well Being at the heart of many discussions

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With an ever-increasing awareness of the issues facing the LGBT community, the general public is beginning to gain a more in-depth and nuanced understanding of many important issues. Although much progress has been made in recent years there are still many areas in need of improvement. Mental Health & Wellbeing are two areas on the forefront of this progress towards …

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Transgender People in Canada Are Getting New Human Rights Protections on IDAHOT

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From VICE Magazine “VICE News has learned that Canada will finally push through legal protections for its transgender minority on Tuesday, after more than a decade of debate on the matter. The change would grant federal protections to prevent eviction, discrimination, and violence against transgender and non-gender binary Canadians. Asked directly about the changes, a spokesperson for Justice Minister Jody …

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In Advance of IDAHOT, US LGBT organisation Human Rights Campaign Sits Down with Global Innovators

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(photo (c) HRC) Ahead of International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT), celebrated annually on May 17, HRC hosted its inaugural Global Innovative Advocacy Summit. The four-day event brought together established and emerging leaders from around the world to discuss how they have advanced equality, showcasing projects and approaches that have helped improve the lives of LGBTQ people in their …

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