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Beirut PRIDE: an analysis from the inside


Lebanon’s 2017 Pride Week: The LGBT Community persists and prevails, Despite threats and conspiracy between extremist groups and government officials   Synopsis Lebanon’s Pride Week commemorating IDAHOT 2017 marks 13 years of LGBT activism in Lebanon with a clash between the extremist conservative religious establishment and the LGBT movement, its allies among civil rights organizations and the media; the last …

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IDAHOT highlights


The articles below bring you a selection of highlights and a flavor of diversity and creativity unfolding for IDAHOT 2017. Many more events are registered on our Country pages We bring more detailed reports on        Join us there to follow the action!

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St petersburg

Report from LGBT organisation Coming Out Saint Petersburg. Today, the unexpected happened! Over 300 LGBT people and allies celebrated the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia on Marsovo pole, the picturesque field in the center of Saint Petersburg; unimpeded, and under police protection.  This became the first successful LGBT public rally since at least the beginning of 2016,  when the …

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The World Light Up for IDAHOT 2017

Geelong city hall

Around the world, IDAHOT 2017 has again seen many buildings lighting up in Rainbow lights. More are still to come! Brisbane – Australia                                 Vilnius City Hall – Lithuania             Geelong City Hall – Australia             European Commission …

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UN Agencies mark the Day

UN Women

The UN Free and Equal campaign has released three awesome videos to coincide with IDAHOT UN Women did a fantastic series of posters, and a wonderful short animation video that you can share from their FB page               UNAIDS also marked the Day with a special video UNHCR also contributed to raise awareness on …

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