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IDAHOT 2017 Country page: Bostswana

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A Message from The Lesbians, Gays and Bisexuals of Botswana (LEGABIBO) The International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia – IDAHOT, is one of the most important dates to mobilize communities to protect, promote and defend the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex persons. The date was chosen to commemorate the World Health Organization’s decision to declassify homosexuality as …

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IDAHOT Reports 2016: Botswana

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Botswana this year saw a number of wonderful events held in celebration of IDAHOT 2016. Following their recent victory in becoming the first LGBT group to gain official charity recognition in the country, pro-equality group LeGaBiBo organized a day of events to mark the day. Poetry, dance and music were all used to mark the day – in a small …

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IDAHOT Events 2016: Botswana

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Botswana’s national LGBT group, LeGaBiBo, will this year mark IDAHOT 2016 with a series of events. As well as a film screening and talk on discrimination there will also be an ‘artivism’ workshop, as well as campaigns on social media and local radio. The day will be one of the group’s first public events since gaining legal recognition as a registered …

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IDAHOT Events 2015: Botswana

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National LGBT organisation LEGABIBO engaged in community mobilization through creating dialogue with members of the community including tribal leaders and the police to stimulate interest in LGBT rights. “It is very important that we have interventions at community level so that Batswana may understand what it means to be LGBTI, so as to avoid violating LGBTI rights”  says LEGABIBO Coordinator, Caine Youngman. In a …

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IDAHOT Report 2014: Botswana

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Botswana Several groups came together for different events around the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia 2014, in the Motswana capital, Gaborone. Actions included a one-day queer theatre festival, a press conference and panel discussion, poem recitals, song, dance and storytelling, as well as a march and candlelight vigil. Various groups come together for diverse IDAHOT 2014 series The Botswana …

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