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IDAHOT 2016 Country page: FRANCE

The national anti-homophobia organisation SOS Homophobie organises actions during IDAHOT week throughout the country, in at least 14 cities, including the presentation of their national annual report on the situation of LGBT people in France, which was launched at a special IDAHOT event in Paris on May 17th.
The full program of activity is available in French on the organisation’s site

IDAHOT week is every year the national week of action of the “Refuge”, a network of shelters for homeless LGBT youth. This year, the network will organise events in their 11 locations, and all the way to French Guyana, where the establishment of such a shelter is being discussed.

In central Paris, the regional LGBT center hosted a series of events


In Marseille, LGBT police association FLAG hosted debates and awareness raising actions

Mobile phone company Orange hosted a week of action to raise awareness against homophobia at the workplace

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In Paris, community group Aides Montreuil held a special photo exhibition featuring work from artists across the Ile-de-france region.

On May 17th, HIV prevention organisation AIDES and Transgender association ACCEPTESS T organised a rally in Paris in one of the poorest and racially mixed areas of the capital, to mark the intersectionnality of discriminations linked to gender, sexuality, race, economic status, and others.

In Cognac Java Films, alongside a number of local LGBT organisations, hosted a special film screening for IDAHOT 2016.

The French Ministry of foreign affairs hosted an IDAHOT reception, with a video statement by the Minister. Full programme availble here