Dance your Protest

Music and dance have always been important elements of the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia. Individuals and groups have used dance in various creative ways throughout the day’s history to raise awareness and protest, or simply to provide...

Humanizing Your Cause

In today’s world of advertising blitz, glamorous promotions, and creative social media campaigns, we are constantly bombarded with brands, causes, images, taglines, hashtags, etc., all of them competing for our attention, money, and support. However, how does one choose which...

“Do Queer Votes Count?”

Under this theme, the Icelandic organisation Samtökin '78 used the occasion of IDAHOT 2014 to question the candidates for the upcoming elections about their stands on LGBTIQ issues & Human Rights. Therefore, they had organised a panel discussion with the...

Express yourself(ie)

Expressing ourselves is at the heart of every campaign. Our expressions is what makes us visible, what makes us liked or disliked, what brings us enemies and allies. Expressions come in many forms, and each campaigner will be faced with...

Say it with Flowers

How do you interact with people who come to your exhibition, or who watch your flashmob, or who just pass by your protest action? Handing out leaflets and pamphlets is fine, but it's not always the most engaging way. There...

Raising the Flag

An interview with IDAHO Committee Advisory Board member Rosanna Flamer-Caldera who heads the Sri Lankan LGBT group Equal Ground exposes how the organisation managed to get many foreign diplomatic representations to raise the Rainbow Flag in Colombo for May 17th...

Cure Homophobia!

In many contexts, having a sexual orientation or a gender identity that does not conform to mainstream norms is considered a mental health issue, despite WHO declassifying homosexuality as such back in 1990. To mock that belief, a powerful strategy is to...

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