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Cuba opens IDAHOT week with same-sex wedding ceremony


As in previous years, CENESEX Cuba is organizing the 8th Cuban Day Against Homophobia. The week-long ceremony started on Saturday May 9th with a symbolic same-sex wedding ceremony headed by President Castro’s daughter Mariela, who has for many years heralded Cuba’s social and political progress on LGBT rights. This year the National Center for Sex Education (CENESEX), with the support of …

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Third International Ministerial IDAHOT Forum opens in Montenegro


The European Parliament officially recognised May 17 by a Parliamentary resolution as early as 2005 and European Institutions have every year since developed a vast programme of action. Since 2013, all European Institutions, major NGOs and specific LGBT networks, like the “Rainbow Cities” gather on the IDAHOT week for a regional conference which debates over policy issues at EU levels …

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Trans Murder Monitoring IDAHOT report reveals alarming figures


Transgender Europe’s Trans Murder Monitoring (TMM) project launches an update for The International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT) 2015 so as to assist activists worldwide in raising public awareness of hate violence against trans and gender-diverse people. The TMM IDAHOT 2015 update reports a total of 1,731 cases of reported killings of trans and gender-diverse people from January 1st 2008 to December 31st 2014. …

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IDAHOT Report 2015: Venezuela


Within the framework of International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia multiple events were held throughout Venezuela. The celebrations were placed under the sign of disappointment, as national authorities at the last minute decided to withdraw a parliament resolution giving May 17 official recognition as “National Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia” Despite the bitter pill, on May 15 the organization …

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IDAHOT Events 2015: Brazil


As in previous years Brazil  hosted multiple activities throughout the country to commemorate the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia The country page on the Spanish version of our website provides more detailed information. Highlights included: Pontal – Sao Paulo In the town of Pontal, Sao Paulo all schools held events during the week of May  17th, with various events …

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