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IDAHOT Report 2016: Georgia


Activists in Georgia faced many difficulties this year. Since anti-LGBT attacks in 2013 targeted IDAHOT celebrations, the community and activists have continued to experience persecution and threats that make public events very difficult to organize. Anti-LGBT sentiment was also supported this year by outside forces. Russian and Western Christians gathered in Tbilisi for the World Congress of Families. The event was …

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IDAHOT Report 2016: Ukraine


Activity in Ukraine was this year smaller than in past IDAHOT celebrations. Increasing persecution in the last year has forced LGBT groups to be concerned more than ever for the safety of their group and supporters. But despite the threat of violence and discrimination supporters this year managed to support IDAHOT with a wonderful online action. In an effort to …

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IDAHOT Report 2016: Russia


Activists and campaigners in Russia bravely held a handful of small events across the country, despite the threat of persecution from state and non-state groups. In Syktyvar (Komi Republic), local LGBT campaigners held the city’s first IDAHOT event for the local communit. The closed-doors event celebrated diversity and provided a valuable outlet for local LGBTI individuals. In St Petersburg, activists from …

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IDAHOT 2016 events: Madagascar


Screening of the movie CALL ME KUCHU at the US Embassy with the OHCHR, FREE & EQUAL Global Film Series Programme and the US Embassy’s Information Centre. The short film ” A PLACE IN THE MIDDLE” will also be screened

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This year, IDAHOT was marked for the first time in at least 3 countries for the first time ! This brings the total number of countries where IDAHOT was celebrated to an amazing 132, which includes almost 40 countries where sexual and gender diversity is criminalized! In Brunei, an extremely conservative Asian Muslim context, the Brunei Project organised a private …

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