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IDAHOT Report 2014: Democratic Republic of Congo

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Democratic Republic of Congo Sexual, gender and human rights activists – together with their allies – organised a series of events around the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia 2014, in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Actions were organised under the theme ‘breaking the silence, moving out of clandestinity’, and included a series of discussions, lectures, poetry, and will a …

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IDAHOT Report 2014: Cote d’Ivoire

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Cote d’Ivoire In Cote d’Ivoire/Ivory Coast, the group Alternative Cote d’Ivoire commemorated this year’s International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT) in its new official headquarters in Abidjan, in the Angré-Djibi neighborhood. This was the first public event to be held in the centre, which was only recently re-opened after being ransacked in January 2014. Particpants organised a community discussion …

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IDAHOT Report 2014: Cameroon

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Cameroon In Cameroon, despite laws criminalising same sex relationships and a recent uptick in violent hate crimes against LGBTI communities, various actions were held in commemoration of the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia 2014. Sexual, gender and human rights communities came together to coordinate a meeting which brought together religious and political leaders to discuss homosexuality. An exhibition on …

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IDAHOT Report 2014: Barbados

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Barbados The group Barbados G.L.A.D (B.G.L.A.D) posted a series of messages in commemoration of the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia on social media, including a statement (below), and published here. Some local media also covered the IDAHOT 2014. May 17 statement from B.G.L.A.D: “Threats are made by persons, expressing intentions to shoot, burn, or run me over with a …

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IDAHOT Report 2014: Burundi

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Burundi A group of sexual, gender and human rights activists presented their Annual Report on the State of Homophobia in Burundi, together with a film screening at the country’s only LGBT centre. Meanwhile, a different organisation, in one of Burundi’s rural towns, also organised a community meeting and event around the IDAHOT 2014. Further details are limited for potential security …

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