IDAHOT Report 2016: The Netherlands

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Organizations from both the public and the Dutch state this year helped mark IDAHOT with a broad range of public events.
On a national scale, the Dutch National Gay/Straight Education Alliance called upon schools across the country to address sexual diversity and discrimination within their curriculum. The group also published a number of suggestions online for educators and policy makers.
On an international scale the Dutch diplomatic service helped support IDAHOT in a number of countries. As well as hosting a handful of public events in embassies across the world, diplomatic services in many countries also supported the day with a coordinated online campaign. Messages of support and solidarity, as well as symbolic images and links to resources and information were all shared through social media, with a big focus on Twitter.
dutch embassies support IDAHOT online
Across the country IDAHOT Netherlands will be celebrated the day online, through social media and their website. The group also supported the efforts of Dutch LGBT campaigns and will be running a competition to win tickets for the country’s national pride event later this year.
In Rotterdam MyLGBTLife hosted a day of number of events in celebration of the day. As well as panel discussions on issues related to the LGBT community there will also be an after party featuring a well-known Dutch DJ.

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