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IDAHOT Report 2014: Brazil

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Brazil According to final figures released by ABGLT – the Brazilian national umbrella group for LGBT associations – a total of 183 events were held in Brazil around the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia in 2014. Actions were held in at least 20 states, and in at least 55 towns and cities. Once again, this makes Brazil (along with …

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IDAHOT Report 2014: Georgia

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Activists in Tbilisi, Georgia made the invisible, visible on Sunday, May 18, 2014, when they left more than 100 shoes in Pushkini Square, Tbilisi – where a planned march to commemorate the IDAHOT on May 17 had had to be called off, for security reasons. Called a “Protest on Behalf of the Invisible & Against Invisibility”, the act symbolised both …

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IDAHOT Report 2014: Cote d’Ivoire

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Cote d’Ivoire In Cote d’Ivoire/Ivory Coast, the group Alternative Cote d’Ivoire commemorated this year’s International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT) in its new official headquarters in Abidjan, in the Angré-Djibi neighborhood. This was the first public event to be held in the centre, which was only recently re-opened after being ransacked in January 2014. Particpants organised a community discussion …

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IDAHOT Report 2014: Barbados

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Barbados The group Barbados G.L.A.D (B.G.L.A.D) posted a series of messages in commemoration of the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia on social media, including a statement (below), and published here. Some local media also covered the IDAHOT 2014. May 17 statement from B.G.L.A.D: “Threats are made by persons, expressing intentions to shoot, burn, or run me over with a …

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IDAHOT Report 2014: Bolivia

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Bolivia In Bolivia, a diverse set of community groups, government representatives, artists, musicians and community allies, came together for events in Santa Cruz and La Paz. Highlights included the TransFest festival – to celebrate gender expressions and diversities, and highlight trans* community issues, in Santa Cruz. Government officials also met with activists to develop public policies, on the basis of …

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