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Council of Europe supports IDAHOT 2016


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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Looking Ahead: Lebanon in 2016


Several events have been planned for Lebanon in what is already proving to be one of the fullest calendars for the Middle East region. In Beirut, local campaign group Helem will hold a number of events from the 12th until 17th of May. As well as a film screening and public discussion the event will also feature a panel discussion …

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How to build a safer spaces policy


Whether it’s at a protest, public event, or at an established community space, it’s always important to ensure that every one, regardless of background, is free to engage with your community. When it comes to the LGBTQ community safe spaces are incredibly important, especially for young people and minorities that may face widespread discrimination within mainstream society. Safer spaces policies are …

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Australia: Community grants available for IDAHOT 2016


Great news for IDAHOT supporters and campaigners in Australia! Health and HIV-prevention group ACON have this week announced that they will provide a number of small grants for independent community groups and social campaigns to support IDAHOT 2016. In order to receive the grant groups must be planning events in support of IDAHOT 2016 that address this year’s theme of …

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Looking ahead: Lebanon in 2016


While any advanced news of events in Lebanon are yet to reach us, we have been made aware of a small number of significant actions. In Beirut, the Lebanese Psychological Association will follow the example of other international groups by sharing a message of solidarity against the discrimination of LGBTI individuals within psychiatry and mental health. The message will follow-on from …

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