France Country Page 2019

The national LGBT helpline SOS homophobie publishes its annual situation report yearly on May 17. This year, the report shows a shocking 66% increase in cases of violence against LGBTI people. The report was presented at numerous locations throughout the country More info HERE At least 10 students from a Catholic university in France will face disciplinary […]

France – IDAHOTB 2018 Country page

Many events happened all across France traditionally on and around the Day. It is impossible to report on them all. A national “IDAHO France” organisation exists and does some reporting on activities but they are not representative of the Day in France (the Day is a public date and no one can, nor should, claim […]

Coming out of the box – A Modern Family Tale from France

When I was young, marriage was nowhere on my list. Not in my love life, not in my political life, and certainly not in my family life. The question from Auntie Georgie (gender neutrality intended 🙂  “And when are YOU getting married?” was forever dreaded, unanswered and unanswerable. What could you say? “Not until I […]

IDAHOT 2017 country page: France

Le Refuge: annual fundraising week SOS Homophobie: release of the annual national report Several pride marches across France are timed to coincide with the IDAHOT week end. A demonstration in support of LGBT people in Chechnya is also planned in Paris French Embassies will organise events in many countries, including Beijing where a film screening is […]

IDAHOT 2016 Country page: FRANCE

The national anti-homophobia organisation SOS Homophobie organises actions during IDAHOT week throughout the country, in at least 14 cities, including the presentation of their national annual report on the situation of LGBT people in France, which was launched at a special IDAHOT event in Paris on May 17th. The full program of activity is available […]

Mobile phone network Orange mobilises for IDAHOT in France

(info in French from organisers)   – Dès le 9 mai, teasing sur les rĂ©seaux sociaux Mobilisnoo autour de notre nouvelle affiche pour l’Ă©dition 2016 (Vous pouvez retrouver toutes nos affiches depuis 2010, ici) – Affiche dĂ©voilĂ©e, dĂ©but mai– – La semaine du 16 mai : Pour la première fois en exclusivitĂ© chez Orange, toutes les organisations syndicales s’unissent aux cĂ´tĂ©s […]

IDAHOT Events 2015: France

To mark the Day, 30 leading French media and news agencies, amongst which major national daily “Le Monde”, sports daily “L’Ă©quipe” and leading agency “MediaPart” signed an anti-homophobia Charter, committing to fair coverage of LGBT diversities and total equality for LGBT staff. The French organisation ComitĂ© IDAHO, which focuses on mobilising around May 17 in […]


The French context was marked over the last months by a strong surge of homophobia and transphobia, orchestrated by conservative Catholic and right wing constituencies, as a reaction to the introduction of legislation extending marriage and adoption rights to same sex couples, by the current left wing government. As legislation is still being discussed, opponents […]

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