Morocco IDAHO report 2013

For the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, the Moroccan Aswat LGBT magazine, dedicated to the gay and lesbian community, launched a cyber campaign called ‘Love for All’ and the fight against homophobia. Through this campaign, organizers hoped to “act...

Reporte IDAHO2013: Uruguay

1. Presentan video para reflexionar sobre la homofobia en la educación El colectivo Ovejas Negras presentó un audiovisual con testimonios de estudiantes y profesores sobre su experiencia con la homo/lesbo/transfobia en el sistema educativo uruguayo. 2. Marcha para por una...

Peru IDAHO Report 2013

In Lima LGBT activists protested outside the headquarters of the Ministry of Justice to protest their exclusion from the National Human Rights Plan. Over 1,500 letters and 1,200 signatures were also presented, protesting this decision. The organisation PROMSEX also marked...

Uruguay IDAHO Report 2013

A march against transphobia, homophobia & lesbophobia, organised by the Unión Trans del Uruguay (Trans Union of Uruguay) put the fight against transphobia centre stage, in Uruguay’s May 17 mobilisations this year. The Ovejas Negras (Black Sheep) collective organised a...

China IDAHO Report 2013

Activists from around the country, and internationally, joined forces for actions in different cities including Beijing, Guangzhou and Changsha. A Queer Comrades event in Beijing took aim at Transphobia, and they launched a new documentary film “Brothers” – a pioneering portrayal...

Macedonia IDAHO Report 2013

Activities for the International Day Against Homophobia & Transphobia 2013 were reported in seven different cities in Macedonia. The key theme for the year was ‘Say No to homophobia’. Organisers advised before the event, ‘Association of lesbian,gay, bisexual and transgender...

Hungary IDAHO Report 2013

A workshop, focused on the ‘general lack of visibility’ of trans people including/especially within the ‘LGBT’ movement marked the Day in Hungary. A demonstration was also held outside the Houses of Parliament in Budapest. Events by Transvanilla Transgender Association Building...

Malaysia IDAHO Report 2013

LGBT rights activists in Malaysia joined the commemorations for May 17, in various ways in 2013, including through different online actions. Highlights included the launching of a web-based video campaign to challenge transphobia. The campaign asks questions, in particular, of...

Thailand IDAHO Report 2013

Trans activists featured strongly in Thailand’s contribution to this year’s May 17 commemorations. Events included a participatory workshop with Miss Tiffany Company, a world-renowned transwomen beauty pageant organization in Thailand. The workshop, held in in Pattaya, focused on raising awareness...

United States IDAHO Report 2013

In the US, over 15 state representatives pledged to commemorate the day through official proclamations and ceremonies. Organisers in California, Illinois, New York, Minnesota, Washington, Georgia, Florida, Washington, D.C, and throughout the rest of the country hosted activities in commemoration...

Iceland IDAHO Report 2013

Surely amongst the year’s most beautiful photographs is a set shared online by Samtökin’78, an Icelandic LGBTQI organisation, on May 17. Participants of the group encouraged people to fly the flag throughout different municipalities in the country, receiving diverse contributions,...

Malta IDAHO Report 2013

In La Valletta (Friday May 17th), a prayer vigil took place at the University Chaplaincy / University Chapel at the initiative of the Drachma Parent’s and LGBT groups. For more information please see: The Drachma blog: www.drachmalgbt.blogspot.com European LGBT Christian...

Lebanon IDAHO Report 2013

An Anti-Homophobia rally in the capital Beirut, a documentary film screening and discussion at the French Embassy, and the participation of Lebanese activists in the Regional Network Against Homophobia statement for May 17 marked commemorations around the Day in Lebanon....

Reporte IDAHO2013: México

Campaña “Reacciona México” para conmemorar Día Iinternacional contra la Homofobia y Transfobia Durante el mes de mayo, Reacciona México RMX,  lanza su campaña “Reacciona México Sin Homofobia”, la cual consiste en invitar a Organizaciones de la Sociedad Civil, Dependencias Gubernamentales, Iniciativa...

Spain IDAHO Report 2013

In Seville, LGBT associations banded together to organise various activities in secondary education centres. More than 600 people attended the series of events which included film screenings, debates, lectures, and the presentation of a study of 3,000 LGBT students from...

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