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All the way to Bhutan – Activists Celebrate IDAHOTB 2018


LGBT community in Bhutan observes IDAHOT From  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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IDAHOT 2016 Report: Bhutan


Staff from the United Nations this year helped Bhutan celebrate IDAHOT for the first time. As part of the UN’s Free & Equal campaign UN staff created a handful of videos in support of IDAHOT 2016. The videos featured members of the local LGBT population, as well as allies, and encouraged diversity and tolerance. The videos, available online, were also …

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Welcome to IDAHOT Newbies !

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This year, IDAHOT was marked for the first time in at least 3 countries for the first time ! This brings the total number of countries where IDAHOT was celebrated to an amazing 132, which includes almost 40 countries where sexual and gender diversity is criminalized! In Brunei, an extremely conservative Asian Muslim context, the Brunei Project organised a private …

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BHUTAN to mark IDAHOT for the first time

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UN Agencies in Bhutan have crafted a powerful video to advocate for the respect of LGBTI people. Watch the video on UN Bhutan Facebook page To our knowledge, this is the first IDAHOT event in the country, bringing the total number of countries where IDAHOT actions have happened to an amazing 132!  

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