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UN Free and Equal Campaign prepares Video launch for IDAHOT

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As part of its ongoing UN Free & Equal campaign, the UN Human Rights Office plans to launch a new music video for IDAHOT 2016, produced in collaboration with the singer Rachel Platten. The video, called “Why We Fight”, is a tribute to global activism and features specially shot footage of individuals, families, advocates and allies in countries around the …

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World Psychiatric Association affirms homosexuality is NOT a pathology

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(photo credits:Getty) In a special statement released just over a month ahead of the upcoming IDAHOT whose global focus issue is on Mental Health, The World Psychiatric Association (WPA) opposes the classification of homosexuality as a mental disorder. The WPA represents over 200,000 psychiatrists in over 118 countries, many of which criminalise homosexuality and, in some cases, condone attempts to …

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Danish Government announces 4th European IDAHO Forum

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This year, the annual European IDAHO Forum is taking place in Copenhagen, Denmark, on May 10-12.  The forum is titled “Building Bridges and Alliances” focusing on the inclusion of LGBTI people in the labour market and the social acceptance of LGBTI people in society. The Copenhagen IDAHO Forum will bring together key players working to advance the rights of LGBTI …

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UNESCO organises Inter-Governmental Conference on IDAHOT

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Organized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the purpose of the meeting, was to raise political momentum for a meaningful agreement to tackle this violence in educational settings. It drew together Ministers and representatives from government, civil society, UN agencies and other multi-lateral agencies to: affirm their political commitment to ensure the right to education in a …

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European LGBTI Youth network invites video submissions for IDAHOT workshop

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The International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Queer Youth & Student Organisation (IGLYO), a pan European network, working with over 95 LGBTQ youth and student organisations, announces a youth-focused fringe event, associated with the IDAHOT Forum “Building Bridges and Communities” in Copenhagen, in May 2016. This initiative will have a dual goal, bringing together an advocacy perspective, through raising the voice of LGBTQI youth …

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