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European Institutions Mobilise on LGBTI rights

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European institutions are going all out this year for IDAHOT The Council of Europe published a whole page of information, videos and key figures. An excellent source of information and inspiration. Check it out HERE     The IDAHO Forum in Brussels is bringing together governments, agencies, EU bodies and civil society for annual discussions on LGBTI policies at European …

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IDAHOT 2017 Country page: Indonesia


The LGBT community in Medan meets for May 17 for an evening of movie screening and discussions on this year’s motto ‘Aware – Accept – Speak Up’ GAYa NUSANTARA: video about LGBT friends, parents and families. In Jakarta, organisation Arus Pelangi organises a “Tweetaton”               Sadly, the Day coincided with the inhumane and degrading punishment inflicted …

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Standing the Test in Poland: Family Love Wins

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“Wiktor is gay!  and If you don’t want him, you won’t have me, either!” – I shouted at my husband as soon as he opened the door coming back from work on the day our older son, Wiktor, came out. My husband, man of few words,  didn’t say anything. That’s good – I thought, there’s hope he accepts it, just like …

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IDAHOT 2017 Country page: Bostswana


A Message from The Lesbians, Gays and Bisexuals of Botswana (LEGABIBO) The International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia – IDAHOT, is one of the most important dates to mobilize communities to protect, promote and defend the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex persons. The date was chosen to commemorate the World Health Organization’s decision to declassify homosexuality as …

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