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Council of Europe supports IDAHOT 2016

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The Council of Europe, Europe’s central organisation for the promotion of human rights, freedom and development, have today come out in support of the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia. In a statement released online Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland also supported a special focus on LGBTI youth across the world. According to the statement, discrimination of young LGBTI individuals …

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BHUTAN to mark IDAHOT for the first time

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UN Agencies in Bhutan have crafted a powerful video to advocate for the respect of LGBTI people. Watch the video on UN Bhutan Facebook page To our knowledge, this is the first IDAHOT event in the country, bringing the total number of countries where IDAHOT actions have happened to an amazing 132!  

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UK’s Foreign & Commonwealth Office supports IDAHOT at global level

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The British Foreign & Commonwealth Office, the central body for all UK diplomatic and foreign affairs matters, will this week support IDAHOT 2016 with a number of international actions. From the organisation: For IDAHOT, the Foreign & Commonwealth Office will be marking the day in a number of ways to promote the UK’s international work in LGBT issues as well …

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Huge alliance of United Nations Human Rights experts issues IDAHOT declaration!

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  The statement by UN and regional human rights mechanisms makes an urgent appeal for an end to the pathologization of trans, as well as lesbian, gay and bisexual adults and children, highlighting the many harmful impacts and human rights violations linked to pathologizing and stigmatizing medical classifications. You can read the full statement here: English: http://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=19956&LangID=E  French: http://www.ohchr.org/FR/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=19956&LangID=F  Spanish: http://www.ohchr.org/SP/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=19956&LangID=S

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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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