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US Congress resolution recognizes IDAHOT

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More than 60 congressional members, led by Congresswoman Barbara Lee introduced a Congressional resolution in support of the goals and ideals of the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia. “Unfortunately, homophobia, transphobia and discrimination against the LGBT community can still be found in communities across our nation and around the world. Whether it is in the form of hatred, …

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Celebrate Respect: FC Barcelona stands against homophobia

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Football giants FC Barcelona have this week released a special video message in support of the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia.  The video, entitled ‘Celebrate Respect’ promotes the message that respect is one of the strongest elements of the team. The video also encourages fans to share their messages against homophobia and in promotion of respect by using …

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AWID celebrates IDAHOT with Ideas of a Queer-Positive World

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Cover Image: AWID Facebook Banner As the years before, the Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID) is marking the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia with a special message. With the reports, such as the TGEU’s Transgender Murder Monitoring or the State-Sponsored Homophobia Report by ILGA showing that we are far away from a world with LGBTI-Phobia, AWID asked activists from …

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United Nations and international human rights experts speak out for LGBT young people and children.

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13 May 2015 – Speaking ahead of the International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia, a group of United Nations and international human rights experts* call for an end to discrimination and violence against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex young people and children.The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, a group of UN human rights experts, the Inter-American Commission …

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76 countries still place criminal sanctions on homosexuality

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A few days before the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, ILGA launched at the Palais des Nations in Geneva the 10th edition of its annual report on State-Sponsored Homophobia, a world survey of laws: criminalisation, protection and recognition of same-sex love, authored this year by Aengus Carroll and Lucas Paoli Itaborahy. The launch on May 13 featured a panel discussion …

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