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Football V Homophobia: European sports grants for IDAHOT 2016

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The European Football V Homophobia and Fare Network have this week opened applications for the 2016 small grants scheme. The fund is available to independent groups across Europe that use sports and football to promote diversity and tackle discrimination. Up to 20 groups will be awarded €400 each. Applications close May 2. For more information and to apply online please …

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News for IDAHOT 2016 coming in from around the world!


With just over a month to go until IDAHOT 2016 campaigns and groups across the world are coming into the final stage of their wonderful plans for May 17. We have collected a selection of some of the events and news stories as a small taste of the incredible actions to come!   In early March the World Psychiatric Association …

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Australia: Community grants available for IDAHOT 2016


Great news for IDAHOT supporters and campaigners in Australia! Health and HIV-prevention group ACON have this week announced that they will provide a number of small grants for independent community groups and social campaigns to support IDAHOT 2016. In order to receive the grant groups must be planning events in support of IDAHOT 2016 that address this year’s theme of …

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UN Free and Equal Campaign prepares Video launch for IDAHOT


As part of its ongoing UN Free & Equal campaign, the UN Human Rights Office plans to launch a new music video for IDAHOT 2016, produced in collaboration with the singer Rachel Platten. The video, called “Why We Fight”, is a tribute to global activism and features specially shot footage of individuals, families, advocates and allies in countries around the …

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World Psychiatric Association affirms homosexuality is NOT a pathology


(photo credits:Getty) In a special statement released just over a month ahead of the upcoming IDAHOT whose global focus issue is on Mental Health, The World Psychiatric Association (WPA) opposes the classification of homosexuality as a mental disorder. The WPA represents over 200,000 psychiatrists in over 118 countries, many of which criminalise homosexuality and, in some cases, condone attempts to …

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