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IDAHOT Chair, Venezuelan Trans activist Tamara Adrian marks Transgender Day of Visibility

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“It is a duty of the IDAHOT Committee to honor and support the International Day for Trans Visibility. The Trans community is, within LGBTI circles, without any doubt the one that is most vulnerable and susceptible to stigma and discrimination. Poverty, violence, exclusion and marginalization arising from such stigma and discrimination are inadmissible consequences under international human rights law. This …

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International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination – LGBTIs are all concerned!

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21 March is a special day, proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in October 1966 as International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. Sexual and gender minorities have many reasons to side with racial minorities (or for that matter oppressed racial majorities!) . Race, gender, sexuality are after all, together with many other ‘characteristics’, used by those in power to maintain …

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We salute International Women’s Day

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On March 8th, we celebrate International Women’s Day. One day, when hundreds of millions of women around the world will probably live like any other day. They will face the same injustice, ignorance, violence and oppression. And, like any other day, they will use strength, intelligence, imagination, resilience, courage, solidarity and hope to face the many challenges they will meet. …

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Research Confirms May 17 as Essential Annual Date on Social Media

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As the single most important annual date for global LGBT mobilisation, the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia obviously generates a lot of activity on social media. But how much this activity in reality represents is not easy to apprehend, as it takes place over many different platforms, and in many languages. With the help of specialized media monitoring company …

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Remembering and Honouring LGBT Victims on International Holocaust Remembrance Day

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Last Tuesday, 27 January, was the International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the international memorial day for all the lives lost in the Holocaust. This year’s Remembrance Day also marked the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the concentration camps in Auschwitz and Birkenau and memorials across the world such as Berlin, Amsterdam, Tel Aviv, and San Francisco also remembered and honored …

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