An anti-gay hashtag, roughly translated to "#GaysMust[Die/Disappear]Because", made its way to the top "trend" in France over the weekend. According to the entity behind the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, or IDAHO, almost 10,000 tweets were posted using the...
A French gay rights group is planning to sue Twitter after a homophobic hashtag was the most trending topic over the weekend in France. The group, called IDAHO (the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia), wants Twitter to give French authorities information on the users who used the hashtag. Show More Summary
A few weeks ago we reported on the LGBT rights march in the city of Changsha in central China for the International Day Against Homophobia & Transphobia (IDAHO). Today, Queer Comrades posted a video of the march to their YouTube...
May 17, the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, a mob of more than 10,000 people led by men of the cloth from the Georgian Orthodox Church, attacked 50 gay rights demonstrators marching in downtown Tbilisi, Georgia...
NOT even Georgia’s bitter election campaign last year saw this level of animosity. To mark the International Day against Homophobia on May 17 th, a small number of gay rights activists planned a rally in central Tbilisi. In response, several thousands of Georgians joined churchmen to stage a large counter-demonstration. Show More Summary
In honor of May 17, International Day Against Homophobia, we run an interview with Charlot Jeudy. Jeudy is the president of the Haitian organization KOURAJ, meaning “courage” in Creole.
Yesterday Mexican President Enrique Pena Neito issued the above tweets in recognition of the International Day Against Homophobia. "This May 17, International Day of the Fight Against Homophobia, I endorse my committment to a #InclusiveMexico, free of discrimination. Making Mexico a society of rights implies equality in dignity and eliminating all types of discrimination."
Liberal Democrat MP Jo Swinson marks the government’s commitment to advancing LGB&T equality To mark the 9th International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, the UK is celebrating its status as a world leader in advancing LGB&T equality. Minister for Women and Equalities, Jo Swinson, said: “International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia is an opportunity to [...]
As millions of LGBTs and allies around the globe locked lips for the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia today, ILGA-Europe has published an interesting infographic showing the status of LGBT equality in each of the 58 European countries. In the ILGA-Europe Rainbow Map below, green areas show where LGBT equality is most accepted, while [...]
Activists around the world marked the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia today. The annual event, begun in 2004, reminds the world that more than 80 countries still criminalize same-sex relationships, and more subtle discrimination against LGBT people continues to exist even in progressive nations. read more
Today, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) individuals and activists around the world will recognize the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO).
In a video message, Ambassador Susan E. Rice, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, commemorates International Day Against… more
On Friday, chaotic clashes broke out in Georgia as an angry mob -- comprised mainly of young men but also including robed priests and some women -- descended on a gay rights rally commemorating International Day Against Homophobia. A...Show More Summary
Today is the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, and also the day Human Rights Watch released their annual LGBT Rights: The 2013 ‘Hall of Shame’ list. The International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia is recognized in over 100 nations. About the first, from Joe My God: First recognized in 2004, IDAHO commemorates the May [...]Show More Summary
Ambassador to the UN Susan Rice has posted a video marking today's International Day Against Homophobia. Says Rice in the clip: Today, as we commemorate International Day Against Homophobia, we rededicate ourselves to a basic but essential truth – that...
Today marks the 9th annual International Day Against Homophobia & Transphobia. The day is commemorated in more than 100 countries throughout the world, in places as diverse as Australia, Iran, Cameroon and Albania. Many organizations,...Show More Summary
A few weeks ago I was invited to watch the taping of a video for the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia in Seoul. More and more Koreans are stepping forward in support of LGBT rights, and over 100 Koreans (some gay, most straight) were involved in this production.
Ed note: This is a guest post by Kelly Castagnaro, Communications Director at the International Planned Parenthood Federation/Western Hemisphere Region (IPPF/WHR). Only days before today, the International Day against Homophobia, a Russian man was beaten, mutilated, and murdered after revealing he was gay to two strangers. His death reminded me of the many other deaths [...]
To mark today's International Day Against Homophobia, Human Rights Watch has posted its top four global villains in the battle for LGBT rights. Among those named is Pat Robertson's ACLJ, which has been exporting anti-gay hate across the globe. Show More Summary
A massive survey of 93,000 Europeans taken by The European Union's Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) and released to coincide with the International Day Against Homophobia, which is today, shows that most LGBT Europeans are living in fear. Check out...