'Everyone is Different' Campaign in Egypt and Sudan in the week of May 17

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The campaign ‘Everyone is Different’, will start on May 11 and will include a series of events until its final day on May 17. In Sudan there will be celebrations of IDAHOT on May 17 with a day of activities.

The organisers will start the week of events on May 11, the Egyptian Day against Homophobia and Transphobia. This day is commemorating the incidence in 2001 when 52 gay men got arrested from the queen boat. This year will mark the third year in which the EDAHOT is celebrated to remind the new generation of the history of prosecution of homosexuals in the region and to encourage them to stand up and fight against Homophobia and Transphobia.
The week of events will include:

  1. Several sessions and seminars in two major cities, raising the topics of the role of media in spreading homophobia and transphobia and the prosecution of other minorities (“not only sexual minorities”)
  2. One day of activities for trans people
  3. Sport activities
  4. A “theater” play
  5. Media production videos, articles and radio episode about homophobia

In Sudan there will be a day of activities “sessions, seminars” and celebration of the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia on May 17.

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