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Over the Rainbow Crossing


There is a huge symbolism in Crossings, which can be creatively harnessed by LGBTQI activists. For the 2016 General Assembly, the UN Free and Equal campaign and the US government collaborated to get this amazing Rainbow Crossing done in front of the UN building. There was a huge symbolism in the fact that UN delegates from all countries, including all the …

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IDAHOT 2017 will focus on “Families”


Consultation with advocates from around the world identifies “Families” as a focus issues for IDAHOT 2017 This focus includes both –        The role of families in the well-being of their LGBTIQ members –        The respect of the rights of LGBTIQ families (rainbow families)  We also of course want to use this focus issue to counter the reclaiming of family values …

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IDAHOT 2016 country reports: Iran


The Canada based organisation Iranian Queer Organisation IRQO offered slogans for May 17 with an eye on internalized homophobia. This is in-line with the organization’s new undertaking towards LGBTI rights in Iran. IRQO has been exploring and advocating alternative options for the LGBT individuals who are left with no choice but escaping Iran via seeking asylum. More about this will …

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IDAHOT 2016 Report is Out


Once again,  May17th celebrations saw a beautiful display of courage, creativity and solidarity! Discover stories and stunning pictures in our   IDAHOT Report 2016               

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