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All the way to Bhutan – Activists Celebrate IDAHOTB 2018


LGBT community in Bhutan observes IDAHOT From  Penjor, the 44-year-old transgender has been selling thukpa (rice porridge) on the streets of Thimphu to support her family. She faces discrimination of kinds and kinds every day. She doesn’t care. Members of Rainbow Bhutan, an LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) community in Bhutan, had their own unique and touching stories to …

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Trinidad and Tobago – IDAHOTB 2018 Country Page


From Newsday ‘Homophobia, biphobia, transphobia affect us all’ Supporters of the LBGTI movement in a recent protest outside of the Parliament. IT has been 28 years since the World Health Organization (WHO) declassified homosexuality as a mental disorder. In 2004, the International Day against Homophobia was first observed. That morphed into the International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT). …

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Coverage of IDAHOTB actions


There are far too many events worldwide for us to be able to report on them all. We’re listing in our country pages the events which were directly brought to our attention. We also bring on our home page articles about some events which give an overview of the diversity, the creativity, the joys and sometimes the pains of IDAHOTB …

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Lebanon: Police Crackdown on IDAHOTB events – Human Rights Watch reports

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This article was originally published by Human Rights Watch. Read the original HERE (Beirut) – The Lebanese Internal Security Forces arrested a prominent LGBT rights activist and pressured him to cancel Beirut Pride events, Human Rights Watch said today. The crackdown violates freedom of assembly and association and is a step backward in a country that has made progress toward respecting …

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Covering LGBTQ issues brings risk of threats and retaliation for journalists and their sources

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For IDAHOTB, the Committee for the Protection of Journalists examines what it means to cover IDAHOTB events photo – Michael Schick By Jacquelyn Iyamah/ CPJ Gender and Media Freedom Fellow on May 17, 2018 10:00 AM ET To mark the annual International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, CPJ spoke with journalists and news outlets based in Argentina, Iran, Indonesia, the …

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