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IDAHOT 2016 Report: Bhutan

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Staff from the United Nations this year helped Bhutan celebrate IDAHOT for the first time. As part of the UN’s Free & Equal campaign UN staff created a handful of videos in support of IDAHOT 2016. The videos featured members of the local LGBT population, as well as allies, and encouraged diversity and tolerance. The videos, available online, were also …

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IDAHOT Report 2016: Azerbaijan

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In Azerbaijan, campaigners from AZAD LGBT produced and released a short film to mark IDAHOT 2016. The film, Bir Ushaq Var (There’s One Kid), aims to show people in Azerbaijan that LGBT people live normal lives across all aspects of society. The video highlights the typical lives that LGBT people live, and how they are just like the rest of …

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IDAHOT Report 2016: Madagascar

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As part of the OHCHR Free & Equal Global Film Series Programme the US Embassy’s Information Centre this year held a special film screening event in support of IDAHOT 2016. The event featured screenings of ‘Call Me Kuchu’ and ‘a Place In The Middle’ and was attended by members of the LGBT community, as well as diplomatic staff from several …

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IDAHOT Report 2016: Georgia

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Activists in Georgia faced many difficulties this year. Since anti-LGBT attacks in 2013 targeted IDAHOT celebrations, the community and activists have continued to experience persecution and threats that make public events very difficult to organize. Anti-LGBT sentiment was also supported this year by outside forces. Russian and Western Christians gathered in Tbilisi for the World Congress of Families. The event was …

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IDAHOT Report 2016: Ukraine

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Activity in Ukraine was this year smaller than in past IDAHOT celebrations. Increasing persecution in the last year has forced LGBT groups to be concerned more than ever for the safety of their group and supporters. But despite the threat of violence and discrimination supporters this year managed to support IDAHOT with a wonderful online action. In an effort to …

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