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IDAHOT Events 2016: India


Throughout May LGBT health group the Humsafar Trust are promoting a special project focused on addressing mental health stigma surrounding LGBT people in India. The ‘Queers Against Quacks‘ project will target mental health practitioners promoting pseudoscience and discriminatory practices and also helps to raise public awareness of the ongoing issues surround mental health and wellbeing of LGBT Indians. In Hyperabad, …

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Cuba to mark IDAHOT 2016


Image by Washington Blade. Recent political changes in Cuba have been a significant help to LGBTI and human rights activists working in the country. As the LGBTI community continues to grow more visible so does the range of campaigns and events held in the name of equality. This year we’re expecting a number of incredible events for IDAHOT 2016, both …

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Campaign against “Gay Cure” announced in India for IDAHOT


The Humsafar Trust, Mumbai’s oldest registered LGBTQ organization, has launched a campaign called Queers Against Quacks, which focuses on combating the stigmatization of sexual and gender differences as mental illnesses and diseases. The campaign is supported by the Indian Psychiatric Society (IPS), which affirmed in a recent letter for dissemination that gender and sexual differences are not mental health issues and thus …

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How to build a safer spaces policy


Whether it’s at a protest, public event, or at an established community space, it’s always important to ensure that every one, regardless of background, is free to engage with your community. When it comes to the LGBTQ community safe spaces are incredibly important, especially for young people and minorities that may face widespread discrimination within mainstream society. Safer spaces policies are …

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Dance your Protest


Music and dance have always been important elements of the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia. Individuals and groups have used dance in various creative ways throughout the day’s history to raise awareness and protest, or simply to provide a unique creative outlet! In celebration of International Dance Day we’ve gathered seven great tips to help you incorporate dance …

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