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IDAHOT events 2015: Cameroon

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Affirmative Action/Alternative Cameroon organised a series of IDAHOT events in Yaoundé, including a film screening followed by a round table discussion on LGBTI youth, a football match between an LGBTI team and a straight team and a Gala and Pride evening and party where 250 people, straight and gay, celebrated diversity. LGBT organisations from Douala and Garoua, two main cities of …

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Trans people in Europe lack protection and recognition reveals Trans Rights Map 2015


Transgender Europe launches  its Trans Rights Europe Map 2015 at the European IDAHO Forum in Montenegro. The update reveals a severe lack of protection and recognition for trans people throughout Europe, with only 37 states recognizing a trans person’s gender identity. 23 states require for it a proof of sterilization. Only two countries, Malta and Denmark, do not request a mental health diagnosis. …

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ILGA-Europe releases Rainbow Europe reports and maps


ILGA-Europe announces Leadership iskey to unlocking LGBTI equality in Europe  Steadfast, committed leadership and visible equality trailblazers are necessary ingredients for advancing LGBTI equality according to the latest Rainbow Europe package, released today (Sunday, 10 May 2015) by ILGA-Europe. Our 2015 Rainbow Map, Annual Review and brand new Rainbow Europe web module all showcase the power that committed leadership to LGBTI rights …

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IDAHOT week celebrations have started around the world

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In many countries around the world, IDAHOT has over the years evolved into a full week of action. Once more this year activities have already started as early as last weekend. In Cuba for example, Mariela Castro sponsored a symbolic blessing ceremony for gay couples on Saturday to kick off the IDAHOT week. In Bangkok, the IDAHOT week actions have …

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IDAHOT events 2015 : Reclaiming public space in Georgia

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Report from Tbilissi TBILISI, DFWatch–When groups in Tbilisi wanted to mark the international day against homophobia May 17, they had to organize it in tightly-controlled secrecy and gather in silence. Time and location was secret, and everyone who showed up, including journalists, had to register beforehand and go through a vetting process, where journalists for media that have espoused homophobic …

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