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IDAHOT events 2015: Morocco

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Coincidentally happening on the eve of IDAHOT, 3 men were arrested in Morocco on May 16th and later charged with homosexuality and condemned to 3 years in prison. This sad event set a dim stage for this year’s anti-homophobia campaign by national group ASWAT which invited LGBT people and their allies to express that ‘Love is not a Crime’. More info …

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IDAHOT Report 2015: New Zealand

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This year many activists across New Zealand came together to mark the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia by addressing the issues facing their local communities. This year the country was named the best in the world for the legal situation of LGBTI individuals by The Guardian newspaper, and the actions that took part this year reflect the people’s …

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IDAHOT Report 2015: Canada

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In North Vancouver local authorities marked the day officially by flying the rainbow flag after activists petitioned for their council to take action for May 17th. In British Columbia LGBTI youth group Out In Schools ran their regular Rise Against Homophobia film competition, in which young people ages 12 to 19 were invited to create and share short films tackling …

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IDAHOT Report 2015: United States

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In the United States of America widespread support was seen across the country. Actions were reported in at least 30 states, as well as in the halls of government, and many Americans from all backgrounds this year helped to make the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia one of the most successful yet. Despite the day cooinciding with graduation …

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IDAHOT Report 2015: United Kingdom

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In London leading LGBT charity Stonewall marked the day with a special ‘human rainbow’ made up of young campaigners in support of LGBTI youth. The event took part two days before IDAHOT on the banks of the river Thames and saw dozens of supporters join in bright colours and arrange themselves like a rainbow. As well as the one-off rainbow …

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