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IDAHOT Events 2016: Pakistan

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In Lahore, national LGBT group Naz Pakistan will host a drag show and panel discussion to mark IDAHOT 2016 on May 15th. The event will feature a public discussion on the psychological impact of homophobia, transphobia and biphobia and will be followed by a drag show and refreshments. The winner of the show will be crowned Miss Naz Pakistan 2016. …

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IDAHOT Events 2016: India

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Throughout May LGBT health group the Humsafar Trust are promoting a special project focused on addressing mental health stigma surrounding LGBT people in India. The ‘Queers Against Quacks‘ project will target mental health practitioners promoting pseudoscience and discriminatory practices and also helps to raise public awareness of the ongoing issues surround mental health and wellbeing of LGBT Indians. In Hyperabad, …

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Cuba to mark IDAHOT 2016

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Image by Washington Blade. Recent political changes in Cuba have been a significant help to LGBTI and human rights activists working in the country. As the LGBTI community continues to grow more visible so does the range of campaigns and events held in the name of equality. This year we’re expecting a number of incredible events for IDAHOT 2016, both …

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Campaign against “Gay Cure” announced in India for IDAHOT

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The Humsafar Trust, Mumbai’s oldest registered LGBTQ organization, has launched a campaign called Queers Against Quacks, which focuses on combating the stigmatization of sexual and gender differences as mental illnesses and diseases. The campaign is supported by the Indian Psychiatric Society (IPS), which affirmed in a recent letter for dissemination that gender and sexual differences are not mental health issues and thus …

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How to build a safer spaces policy

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Whether it’s at a protest, public event, or at an established community space, it’s always important to ensure that every one, regardless of background, is free to engage with your community. When it comes to the LGBTQ community safe spaces are incredibly important, especially for young people and minorities that may face widespread discrimination within mainstream society. Safer spaces policies are …

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