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French minister comes out as gay on IDAHOTB to combat homophobia


From The Telegraph Henry Samuel, paris France’s digital minister Mounir Mahjoubi has come out as gay on the International Day Against Homophobia, saying it was important to speak out as a public figure himself subjected to prejudice in the past. Mr Mahjoubi, 34, a rising star in President Emmanuel Macron‘s centrist government, tweeted late on Thursday that homophobia “sometimes forces us …

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Uganda Minister Cracks Down on IDAHOTB event


Report from Gaytimes Uganda is one of the deadliest places in the world to be LGBTQ, however brave activists still fight for their right to a peaceful life. On International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT), Sexual Minorities Uganda were holding an event as part of the International HIV/AIDS Alliance’s PITCH programme. The PITCH programme aims to build …

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A VR Platform Did a Social Experiment with Chinese LGBTQ Participants


From VeeR VR, one of the biggest virtual reality/360 content platforms, has put together some interesting social experiments with LGBTQ folks. Based in Beijing, the platform collaborated with the Beijing LGBT Center on May 17, the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, to produce a couple videos to test if people would support the community. The first one, …

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Memorial mural inaugurated on #IDAHOTB in Brussels

Ihsane Jarfi Brussels mural

From Brussels Time Several hundred people took part yesterday in a silent march to commemorate the murder of Ihsane Jarfi, whose death in 2013 was seen as the first clear case of a homophobic hate crime in Brussels. The ceremony also included the inauguration of a gable-wall painting of Ihsane (photo).The occasion coincided with International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia. …

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Riot Creates Special ‘League of Legends’ Icon to Celebrate IDAHOTB

League of legends

from May 17 is the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia (IDAHOTB), and “League of Legends” developer Riot Games is releasing a special in-game icon to celebrate. The icon, available from now until the end of May, depicts a rainbow of poros, the cute furry creatures found on the “League of Legends” map. There’s also a special rainbow …

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