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Celebrating Families – Supporting LGBTI Children


In 2017, IDAHOT invites you to celebrate Families, in all their forms. To inspire your creativity, we are bringing you a selection of campaigns and actions that have happened on this issue around the world in the past. Do you know of any other interesting campaign on the issue? Please tell us so at   “What does family mean to …

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Activist Voices: “Lesbians wish you a safe Journey”


This case study is a great example of how humour and positive messaging can be used to open public spaces for discussions. It also reveals how reclaiming our identities sometimes needs to include the reclaiming of the words. Interview with Biljana Ginova, from the Macedonian Lesbian feminist activist group “Lezfem” – In 2013, Skopje, the capital city of Macedonia, woke …

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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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