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British Authorities in Myanmar combine IDAHOTB and Royal Wedding celebrations!

Britain’s Deputy Ambassador David Hall poses for a photo with members of the &PROUD LGBT Choir at the British Ambassador’s residence in Yangon. Aung Khant:The Myanmar Times

From MMTimes How Myanmar responded to the royal wedding ZUZAKAR KALAUNG 21 MAY 2018 Myanmar paralympians eat elderflower cupcakes during the reception for the royal wedding at the British Ambassador’s residence in Yangon. Aung Khant/The Myanmar Times With a mix of adoration and bemusement Myanmar people tuned in along with an estimated global audience of 2 billion to watch the royal …

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Namibian organisation opens first LGBTI drop-in center on IDAHOTB

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Excerpts From the Namibian OUTRIGHT Namibia opened the first outreach health centre for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex community (LGBTI) in Windhoek last week. This coincided with the celebration of the international day against homophobia, transgender and biphobia held annually on 17 May to bring attention to the discrimination and violence against the LGBTI community. OutRight Namibia director …

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Fiji hosts first Pride Parade on IDAHOTB

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From GayStarNews Fiji became the first country in the Pacific to host a Pride parade. | Photo: Rainbow Pride Foundation 4 LGBTQ Rights and Equality in Fiji 21 May 2018 Shannon Power Fiji has just made history as the first country in the Pacific to host a LGBTI Pride parade. The Pride March coincided with this year’s International Day Against …

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All the way to Bhutan – Activists Celebrate IDAHOTB 2018

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LGBT community in Bhutan observes IDAHOT From Kuenseonline.com  Penjor, the 44-year-old transgender has been selling thukpa (rice porridge) on the streets of Thimphu to support her family. She faces discrimination of kinds and kinds every day. She doesn’t care. Members of Rainbow Bhutan, an LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) community in Bhutan, had their own unique and touching stories to …

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Lebanon: Police Crackdown on IDAHOTB events – Human Rights Watch reports

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This article was originally published by Human Rights Watch. Read the original HERE (Beirut) – The Lebanese Internal Security Forces arrested a prominent LGBT rights activist and pressured him to cancel Beirut Pride events, Human Rights Watch said today. The crackdown violates freedom of assembly and association and is a step backward in a country that has made progress toward respecting …

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