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IDAHOT Report 2016: Indonesia

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To mark IDAHOT 2016 Indonesian national newspaper The Jakarta Post published a feature on life as a gay Indonesian. The long-form piece features interviews with LGBT Indonesians and hopes to raise awareness of the real life situations members of the Indonesian LGBT community live in. Read the article here.

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IDAHOT Report 2016: Uganda

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Despite the widespread persecution of the LGBT community in Uganda, members of the LGBT community bravely held a small pride event in celebration of IDAHOT 2016. The event saw around 300 individuals in attendance and is believed to be the largest pride event ever held in the county. As well as a celebration of gender and sexual diversity, the event …

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IDAHOT Report 2016: Turkey

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The Turkish LGBT community this year faced several legal difficulties in their efforts to celebrate IDAHOT 2016. According to local LGBT group Kaos GL a planned IDAHOT march was banned by state authorities after their license was revoked. The event was reportedly cancelled due to security concerns, but the group also claim the decision to remove their license was part …

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IDAHOT Report 2016: Canada

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IDAHOT in Canada this year was largely defined by the news that new laws to protect transgender citizens were being launched following an initiative by the government. Timed to coincide with IDAHOT 2016, the news was announced by Prime Minister Trudeau, who also spoke in support of the aims of the day, and of the equality of LGBT citizens. The …

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IDAHOT Report 2016: The United States

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While much of the United States’ continues to focus on the debated around trans and LGBT rights, many campaigners are helping to energize the public into supporting the ongoing actions during this difficult climate. As efforts towards equality grow the backlash against LGBT rights is also becoming more vocal. This year this was reflected across the US in the public …

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