Several events for IDAHO/Havana were held in Israel between May 16th and 19th. Actions included facebook campaigns challenging hate and promoting visibility, a special event featuring a “coming out” action, discussion about the day and a ceremony honoring key volunteers of the community. The Univeristy of Tel Aviv hosted a special seminar on LGBT questions, where the award for the best academic paper on LGBT-phobia was also given. Other actions, including a protest vigil and photo event, also marked the Day.
IDAHO or ‘Havana’ has been held in Israel since 2006, under the name HAVANA (הבנ”ה) which is the abbreviation for IDAHO in Hebrew, and also means “Understanding”. A complete lists of events for this year is available online on the havana.org site in English and Hebrew.