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IDAHOT Report 2014: Georgia

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Activists in Tbilisi, Georgia made the invisible, visible on Sunday, May 18, 2014, when they left more than 100 shoes in Pushkini Square, Tbilisi – where a planned march to commemorate the IDAHOT on May 17 had had to be called off, for security reasons. Called a “Protest on Behalf of the Invisible & Against Invisibility”, the act symbolised both …

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IDAHOT Report 2014: China

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China In China, despite some restrictions – involving the arrests of various activists before May 17 – more than 90% of planned events around the country were successfully carried out. This amounted to a total of more than a hundred events around the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia 2014. The following is a short report on just some of …

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IDAHOT Report 2014: Trinidad and Tobago

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Trinidad and Tobago The organisations Friends for Life, CAISO and CariFLAGS joined forces this year to organise events around May 17 in downtown Port of Spain and Belmont, Trinidad & Tobago. The events went on for two days and consisted of: Friday May 16, 1:30pm: Friends for Life held a demonstration at the Port of Spain International Finance Centre, the …

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IDAHOT Report 2014: Cote d’Ivoire

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Cote d’Ivoire In Cote d’Ivoire/Ivory Coast, the group Alternative Cote d’Ivoire commemorated this year’s International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT) in its new official headquarters in Abidjan, in the Angré-Djibi neighborhood. This was the first public event to be held in the centre, which was only recently re-opened after being ransacked in January 2014. Particpants organised a community discussion …

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IDAHOT Report 2014: Cameroon

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Cameroon In Cameroon, despite laws criminalising same sex relationships and a recent uptick in violent hate crimes against LGBTI communities, various actions were held in commemoration of the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia 2014. Sexual, gender and human rights communities came together to coordinate a meeting which brought together religious and political leaders to discuss homosexuality. An exhibition on …

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