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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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European Gay and Lesbian Police network releases special IDAHOT video


To mark International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, the European Gay Police Association (EGPA) have produced their first and unique video message for promoting Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) equality across the European Union. As the protection of LGBT rights – for citizens and law enforcement professionals alike – is uneven across the EU, EGPA have resolved to call …

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Third International Ministerial IDAHOT Forum opens in Montenegro


The European Parliament officially recognised May 17 by a Parliamentary resolution as early as 2005 and European Institutions have every year since developed a vast programme of action. Since 2013, all European Institutions, major NGOs and specific LGBT networks, like the “Rainbow Cities” gather on the IDAHOT week for a regional conference which debates over policy issues at EU levels …

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Trans Murder Monitoring IDAHOT report reveals alarming figures


Transgender Europe’s Trans Murder Monitoring (TMM) project launches an update for The International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT) 2015 so as to assist activists worldwide in raising public awareness of hate violence against trans and gender-diverse people. The TMM IDAHOT 2015 update reports a total of 1,731 cases of reported killings of trans and gender-diverse people from January 1st 2008 to December 31st 2014. …

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IDAHOT events 2015: Tunisia marks IDAHOT with International Feminist Art Festival


Organisation Chouf (“look!”) organised an international Feminist Arts Festival, which invited expressions from artists from the region and beyond under the subject: « Five minutes after you birth, they will decide your name, your nationality, your religion, your sexuality and your community … and you’ll spend your whole life fighting for things you  have not chosen and defend stupidly.  » The 70 contributions …

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