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Beirut Pride faces Challenges – Take Action!

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The Beirut Pride organisers have issued a statement announcing the suspension of the Beirut Pride actions under threats from authorities. Meanwhile, other organisations in Lebanon continue with the planned activities but suspend the use of “Beirut Pride” brand. The situation is likely to keep evolving. Follow #IDAHOT on Twitter for updates Read the report of events by Reuters TAKE ACTION …

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Australia – How the Public Sector participates in May 17 celebrations


Article on The Mandarin By Harley Dennett • 17/05/2018 A growing tradition in public sector engagement is celebration and recognition of International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia — IDAHOT or IDAHOBIT — held every year on May 17. This year’s theme is ‘Alliances in Solidarity’, a transparent call for allies to show their support for those who felt, well, less-than-supported during …

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ILGA Europe publishes the annual benchmarking of EU countries on LGBT rights


The 2018 Rainbow Europe Map and Index reveal that fewer countries are moving up the country ranking; many are stagnating, including countries that are traditionally perceived as equality ‘frontrunners’. ILGA-Europe’s annual benchmarking tool, which ranks 49 countries in Europe on their LGBTI equality laws and policies, reveals a region where advances are not being made at the rate they once …

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Annual Crucial Report on Trans Rights in Europe released

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TGEU’s Trans Rights Europe Map monitors the conditions imposed upon trans people in European states for legal gender recognition. These conditions include the requirement to obtain a mental health diagnosis, still imposed in 34 countries, and the requirement for a trans person to be sterilised before having their gender legally recognised. 14 states still require this despite the European Court …

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