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Japan – IDAHOTB 2018 Country Page

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Reading out messages to support diversity of sexuality on streets took place in several cities in Japan as on previous IDAHOTB editions. Some people held message exhibitions. Iwate Rainbow Network and Iwate Rainbow March jointly had a week-long online campaign on Facebook posting IDAHOTB-related comments and photos with messages every day for a week. More details on the campaign’s FB page …

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Moldova Pride March on IDAHOTB week end protected by tear gas


Fom Police in Moldova fired tear gas at anti-LGBT protesters to keep them away from a Pride march. LGBT activists feared a repeat of violent scenes at the annual Moldova Pride solidarity march, which took place in the country’s capital Chisinau on May 19. Last year’s march was marred by clashes between anti-LGBT Orthodox Christian protesters and the LGBT activists – …

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Lithuania Takes IDAHOTB Over the Rainbow

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Lihuania Gay League reports Vilnius Celebrates the Opening of the Rainbow Crosswalk To mark the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT), the National LGBT* Rights Organization LGL decorated the crossing outside its office at Pylimo St. 21 (Vilnius) in rainbow colors. As the link between LGL’s LGBT community center and the jazz club Pavilijonas, which often hosts LGBT …

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IDAHOTB 2018 First Photo Album


As we are still compiling info on IDAHOTB activities from around the world, we already wanted to give you a glimpse of some of the events that unfolded and which we did not yet report on on this homepage Take a ride with us on the (wild) IDAHOTB side  

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British Authorities in Myanmar combine IDAHOTB and Royal Wedding celebrations!

Britain’s Deputy Ambassador David Hall poses for a photo with members of the &PROUD LGBT Choir at the British Ambassador’s residence in Yangon. Aung Khant:The Myanmar Times

From MMTimes How Myanmar responded to the royal wedding ZUZAKAR KALAUNG 21 MAY 2018 Myanmar paralympians eat elderflower cupcakes during the reception for the royal wedding at the British Ambassador’s residence in Yangon. Aung Khant/The Myanmar Times With a mix of adoration and bemusement Myanmar people tuned in along with an estimated global audience of 2 billion to watch the royal …

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