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A little bit of magic in Georgia…


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 yesterday’s IDAHOT protest had had to be called off, for security reasons.

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Happy New Year: A Look Back on 2013 and Forward to Rest of 2014 !


2013 was the year that same-sex marriage went global, but it was also marked by significant setbacks in the fight for LGBT rights worldwide – from Russia, to India, to Nigeria and Uganda, LGBT and human activists were moved to answer tough questions in 2013. Here we reflect back on the year, and forward to the rest of 2014, with …

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World Marks Human Rights Day, Without One Essential Voice – December 10, 2013


December 10, 2013 – the 65th annual Human Rights Day – is set to be observed with a huge wave of commemorations across the world. An amazing diversity of people are set to participate, highlighting everything from the needs of refugees, to the accumulation of global arms, to state-sanctioned torture and disappearances, to access to life saving medicines, to violence …

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UN Human Rights Office Launches Pioneering Global LGBT Equality Campaign


The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), officially launched its first ever global outreach campaign in favour of equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people, on Friday July 26, 2013. The campaign, called ‘Free & Equal’, constitutes a groundbreaking endeavour by the Office, to challenge and to change public attitudes around the world on issues which have …

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