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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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Covering LGBTQ issues brings risk of threats and retaliation for journalists and their sources

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For IDAHOTB, the Committee for the Protection of Journalists examines what it means to cover IDAHOTB events photo – Michael Schick By Jacquelyn Iyamah/ CPJ Gender and Media Freedom Fellow on May 17, 2018 10:00 AM ET To mark the annual International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, CPJ spoke with journalists and news outlets based in Argentina, Iran, Indonesia, the …

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French minister comes out as gay on IDAHOTB to combat homophobia

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From The Telegraph Henry Samuel, paris France’s digital minister Mounir Mahjoubi has come out as gay on the International Day Against Homophobia, saying it was important to speak out as a public figure himself subjected to prejudice in the past. Mr Mahjoubi, 34, a rising star in President Emmanuel Macron‘s centrist government, tweeted late on Thursday that homophobia “sometimes forces us …

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