The global call to organise flashmobs to mark IDAHO was taken up in Austria by the Green Party, whose Youth section inspired activists to organise same sex hand-holding flashmobs in seven major cities across the country (Vienna, Graz, Dornbirn, Kufstein, Salzburg, Wels and Baden). These were all held on the afternoon of May 17. A rainbow balloon release was also held in Vienna, whilst LGBT people, friends and allies, took to the streets on Saturday, May 18 with a ‘WALK4IDAHO’ demonstration.
A teaser video for the hand-holding campaign can be viewed here:
Balloon release in Vienna
The national LGBT organisation HOSI also joined in the Rainbow Flashmob celebrations by organising a central event in the capital Vienna.