IDAHOT Events 2015: Scotland

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As part of the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia the Scottish Transgender Alliance in partnership with the Equality Network will host a special one day exhibition in Edinburgh celebrating transgender identities in Africa and Turkey.
The event will be made up of two special bodies of work: Proudly African and Transgender and Proudly Trans in Turkey and will take place at Edinburgh’s City Art Centre.
The exhibition will feature portraits and narratives of trans activists in Africa and Turkey which have been created by artist/activist Gabrielle Le Roux in collaboration with the individuals portrayed in the works.
The day-long event will also feature talks,  workshops and a special artist-led tour all aimed at investigating trans identities and the culture surrounding these very special pieces of art. Gabrielle Le Roux will also be in attendance for discussion and workshops.
A special screening of short films by Trans sex workers in Turkey will conclude the day’s events at 3pm.
For more information on the event please visit the official Facebook event page.
Free tickets are also now available for pre-booking for all events across the day. Details on these can be found here.
Inverclyde Council will fly a flag over its Municipal Buildings in Greenock, Scotland, to mark International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia. The rainbow flag will fly on Sunday 17 May 2015 over the Council’s Clyde Square headquarters.
The move comes after Provost Robert Moran asked members of the Policy and Resources sub-committee to agree to the Council’s support.
Provost Moran said: “The International Day aims to raise awareness of important issues that are global in their reach and local in their effect. It commemorates the day that homosexuality was removed from the World Health Organisation’s Classification of Diseases. That marks how far we have come as a society, but it is an outrage that in our world people are ostracised, imprisoned and even executed simply because of who they love. As individuals we sometimes focus on what we can’t do. Flying a flag is a small act, but it can have large consequences by showing to those who would persecute that you have no place in Inverclyde and to those who suffer that we are there for you. I hope on Sunday you will join us in showing your own support for International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia.”

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