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IDAHOT Report 2016: Madagascar

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As part of the OHCHR Free & Equal Global Film Series Programme the US Embassy’s Information Centre this year held a special film screening event in support of IDAHOT 2016. The event featured screenings of ‘Call Me Kuchu’ and ‘a Place In The Middle’ and was attended by members of the LGBT community, as well as diplomatic staff from several …

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IDAHOT Report 2016: Georgia

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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

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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

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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

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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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