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Melbourne group announces giant march for IDAHOT


Early birds are starting to announce IDAHOT 2016 events. As part of this, we got news from Stand Up Events a Melbourne based group which aims to gather a 5000-strong crowd to march against heteronormativity ! “Stand Up Events was conceived in early 2015 in a bid to confront the social prejudice that many members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, …

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Theme announced for IDAHOT 2016 : Mental Health and Well Being


Each year activists from around the world identify one theme that they feel should get priority attention. While everyone is of course free to work on their own agenda, the annual theme allows one specific aspect to get highlighted. For 2016, activists have selected “Mental Health and Well Being”  Sexual and gender diversities are still characterized by many states and by …

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Celebrating IDAHOT for the first time: Insight into a milestone event


The International day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia has been celebrated in around 130 countries worldwide, even in those countries where LGBTQI people fear harsh punishment for their activities. Even in countries where activists don’t fear any legal consequences stigma and discrimination are still realities that create huge obstacles. But still, activists are coming together to find a way to …

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Breaking news: Portugal recognises May 17 as National Day against Discriminations

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From On Friday June 26th, the Portuguese Parliament unanimously approved a measure to formally adopt 17 May as the National Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia’. In doing so, the Parliament committed to “engage in fulfilling national and international commitments to combat homophobic and transphobic discrimination,” according to Publico. The text of the resolution reads that the day “is celebrated around the world and officially …

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