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IDAHOT 2017 country page: Malta


From Times of Malta   Rainbow flag decorated altar fuels controversy Event marked International Day Against Homophobia The rainbow flag altar during a prayer vigil organised by Drachma at the university chapel. The altar decorated with a rainbow flag at a prayer vigil at the University of Malta chapel has stirred up a hornet’s nest, but the Catholic LGBT group …

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IDAHOT 2017 country page: Norway


Norway’s Beautiful Way To Mark IDAHOT 17th of May are known as IDAHOT, but in Norway that day is even something else as well – it’s Norwegian Constitution Day too. If you have been in Norway, on 17th of May (17de Mai as it’s called in Norway), you know how the Norwegian celebrates their Constitution Day. Promise you you will …

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IDAHOT 2017 country reports: Myanmar


Myanmar Times ‘LGBT is an identity’: International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia and TransphobiaOn May 17, cities around the world celebrated the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT). A woman holds a sign advocating for LGBT rights. Zarni Phyo / The Myanmar Times In Myanmar, where homosexuality is officially criminalised under colonial hangover law, Section 377, and where LGBT …

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IDAHOT 2017 country report: Trinidad and Tobago


Love, tolerance, and unity …British High Commission celebrates International Day against Homophobia British High Commissioner to Trinidad and Tobago Tim Stew, assists in the hoisting of the Rainbow Flag at his Port of Spain office on Wednesday. The British High Commission in collaboration with the Silver Lining Foundation hosted an event at Jackson Square, St Clair on May 13 in …

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IDAHOT 2017 Country page: Moldova

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  CHISINAU — A protest march organized by Moldova’s LGBT community on May 21 in the capital, Chisinau, was halted after just several hundred meters as police sought to avert a confrontation with participants in a counterprotest made up of “Orthodox priests and believers.” On May 17, the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia, 10 ambassadors to Moldova issued …

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