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IDAHOT celebrations kicking off in Lithuania

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During the years when Lithuania does not host the Baltic Pride festival, the national LGBT* Rights Organization LGL organizes the “Rainbow Days” festival, which evolves around the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT), celebrated internationally on May 17th. In 2017 the “Rainbow Days” festival will take place on May 9th-20th, 2016 in three major cities of the country, namely …

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San Francisco gets ready for IDAHOT action

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From Bay Area Reporter San Francisco LGBT activists will gather on International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia Wednesday, May 17 to celebrate the past year’s wins and protest ongoing atrocities. A custom-made 10-foot pink triangle will serve as the backdrop at Harvey Milk Plaza as LGBT activists continue to pressure Russia to act against Chechnya, according to a May …

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IDAHOT 2017 country page: Georgia

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From OC MEDIA Queer rights activists launched a social media campaign on 10 May in support of Georgia’s queer community, in the run up to International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia on May 17. The organisers of the ‘This street is taken’ campaign, Against Violence, are encouraging people to post photos of themselves holding signs in support of queer …

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Argentina boasts country wide IDAHOT program

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The Argentinean LGBT federation and the Metropolitan University for Education and Work  (UMET) join forces to develop a month long program consisting of a photo exhibition, a panel discussion on “the challenges for the inclusion of Trans people” and the projection of a documentary on the life of Trans activist Claudia Pía Baudracco. More information on UMET’s site.         …

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Over 100 celebrities join campaign against homophobia in Taiwan

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From Focus Taiwan Taipei, May 10 (CNA) More than 100 Taiwanese celebrities, including pop divas A Mei (張惠妹) and Jolin Tsai (蔡依林), have joined an international campaign against homophobia and transphobia in support of same-sex marriage. A total of 115 entertainers recently posed individually for photos holding rainbow placards to show their support for the cause. The photos will be …

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