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When Love Rises – A Family Story in Uzbekistan


My name is Dilya and I am now 45 years old. My partner’s name is Naima. Our story began when I was 35, and Naima 38. I was married and once again trying to glue together with my husband splinters of former love and to conceive a child. Everything was just like in everyone else’s life, but I so sharply …

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IDAHOT highlights


The articles below bring you a selection of highlights and a flavor of diversity and creativity unfolding for IDAHOT 2017. Many more events are registered on our Country pages We bring more detailed reports on        Join us there to follow the action!

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St petersburg

Report from LGBT organisation Coming Out Saint Petersburg. Today, the unexpected happened! Over 300 LGBT people and allies celebrated the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia on Marsovo pole, the picturesque field in the center of Saint Petersburg; unimpeded, and under police protection.  This became the first successful LGBT public rally since at least the beginning of 2016,  when the …

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The World Light Up for IDAHOT 2017

Geelong city hall

Around the world, IDAHOT 2017 has again seen many buildings lighting up in Rainbow lights. More are still to come! Brisbane – Australia                                 Vilnius City Hall – Lithuania             Geelong City Hall – Australia             European Commission …

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UN Agencies mark the Day

UN Women

The UN Free and Equal campaign has released three awesome videos to coincide with IDAHOT UN Women did a fantastic series of posters, and a wonderful short animation video that you can share from their FB page               UNAIDS also marked the Day with a special video UNHCR also contributed to raise awareness on …

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