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International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia

Obama: Regardless Of Who They Love, All People Deserve To Live Free Of Discrimination

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 05.18.2015 | Politics

President Barack Obama said that LGBT rights "are human rights" in a statement released Saturday to commemorate the International Day Against Homophob...

Beautiful New UN Video Presents LGBT "Everyday Heroes" to the World

Charles Radcliffe | Posted 05.14.2015 | Gay Voices
Charles Radcliffe

New York City's Times Square - with its throngs of visitors, office workers, hawkers of fake designer wear and life-sized Elmos and Buzz Lightyears - today serves as the unusual setting for a United Nations video launch.

New Development Goal Falls Short of Protecting Those Most at Risk

David J. Olson | Posted 05.08.2015 | Impact
David J. Olson

The only way to make HIV prevalence go down and end AIDS once and for all is to ensure that the needs of such groups are addressed explicitly in health policies, especially with the Sustainability Development Goals which will guide international development efforts for the next 15 years.

The First Draft

Blake Skjellerup | Posted 07.19.2014 | Impact
Blake Skjellerup

When a young person can go to school confident and proud of who they are, without the stigma they may face from their peers or from within their own ideals of who they should be, then we can say, 'this is the year it all ends.'

Why Homophobia Is Not Actually a Phobia at All -- and How We Can Combat It

Amy Hubbard | Posted 07.16.2014 | Gay Voices
Amy Hubbard

Homophobia is not like having a fear of spiders or heights or the dark. It's significantly less primal or natural (an ultimate irony), and it's really not related to fear at all. Fear is a behavior that makes us retract and cower. Homophobia, of course, does just the opposite.

IDAHOT and the LGBT Bridge to Global Human Dignity

Todd Fernandez | Posted 07.16.2014 | Gay Voices
Todd Fernandez

LGBT people, by our very existence, represent the profound dilemma of whether to love or to judge. We are the revelation that all souls are equal. And because we are the children of all families, we are the next great path to freedom of consciousness, a beacon guiding humanity toward love.

LOOK: Costa Rica Makes An Amazing Move On Behalf Of The LGBT Community

Reuters | Posted 07.18.2014 | Gay Voices

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica, May 16 (Reuters) - Costa Rica hoisted the gay pride flag at the presidential palace on Friday in a landmark act of solidarity ...

Standing Up for Human Rights in Brunei

François-Henri Pinault | Posted 07.16.2014 | World
François-Henri Pinault

What is shocking is the extremism of this stance: the scale and absurdity of this attack on human rights. How can the Brunei government turn its back on human dignity in this way?

The World's Gayest U.S. Embassy (PHOTO)

Billy Kolber | Posted 08.07.2013 | Gay Voices
Billy Kolber

Kudos to Ambassador Patrick Moon, the embassy staff, and the U.S. State Department for standing up against homophobia and transphobia in such a powerful and brilliantly colorful way.

Gays and Corpses

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 07.23.2013 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

May 17, the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, a mob of more than 10,000 people led by men of the cloth from the Georgian Orthodox Church, attacked 50 gay rights demonstrators marching in downtown Tbilisi, Georgia.

The Global LGBT Rights Kaleidoscope (VIDEO)

Charles Radcliffe | Posted 07.20.2013 | Gay Voices
Charles Radcliffe

The improvement in the human rights situation of LGBT people is real, but millions have yet to feel its touch. Extending the reach of progress and guaranteeing the rights of every LGBT individual, no matter where they live, is emerging as a vital, if contested, objective of human rights activism.

LOOK: A Super-Fabulous Gay Celebration...In Cuba?

AP | Posted 07.17.2013 | Gay Voices

HAVANA — A week of drag shows, colorful marches and social and cultural events in Havana culminates Friday with celebrations of the Internationa...

Guyana: The Children Are Our Future

Joel Earl Simpson | Posted 07.17.2013 | Gay Voices
Joel Earl Simpson

As we commemorate IDAHO this year, we should reflect on how homophobic and transphobic discrimination affects Guyanese children, robbing them of their innocence and dignity and damaging the next generation. But we can, and we must, change that.

LOOK: Commemorating International Day Against Homophobia And Transphobia

Posted 05.17.2013 | Gay Voices

May 17 is the 9th annual International Day Against Homophobia & Transphobia (IDAHO). The day will be commemorated in over 100 countries around the wor...

South Koreans Sing Against Homophobia (VIDEO)

Jarrod S. Chlapowski | Posted 07.17.2013 | Gay Voices
Jarrod S. Chlapowski

A few weeks ago I was invited to watch the taping of a video for the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia in Seoul. More and more Koreans are stepping forward in support of LGBT rights, and over 100 Koreans (some gay, most straight) were involved in this production.

Celebrate Equality! Work Like Hell for Justice! International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO)

Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson | Posted 07.16.2013 | Gay Voices
Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson

IDAHO is a day to remember that there are countries throughout the world where well-meaning people are being told that LGBT people should be rejected by their families, given shock treatment, converted to fundamentalism, imprisoned or even executed. There is work to do!

Homophobia And Transphobia Matter To Everyone: Commemorating The International Day Against Homophobia And Transphobia

Ryan Ubuntu Olson | Posted 07.14.2013 | Gay Voices
Ryan Ubuntu Olson

On May 17, commemorating the day that the World Health Organization declassified homosexuality as a mental disorder, millions of people from over 100 countries will come together to celebrate the ninth annual International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO).

The International Day Against Homophobia And Transphobia: A Call To Consciousness

Ryan Ubuntu Olson | Posted 07.17.2012 | Gay Voices
Ryan Ubuntu Olson

To an average person this may seem like just another rally or protest, but to many of these activists, especially those who live in entrenched spaces where their very lives are still stigmatized, the actions they will take today represent their life's work.

International Day Against Homophobia And Transphobia Honored Around The World

Posted 05.17.2012 | Gay Voices

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights advocates in 95 countries around the world are honoring the International Day Against Homophobia ...

Why a U.N. Official's Video Could Get Her Arrested

Boris Dittrich | Posted 07.16.2012 | World
Boris Dittrich

All over the world people of all ages are being discriminated against at home, at school, at work, or in other everyday situations because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.

Brazil's Recognition of Same-Sex Unions

Javier Corrales | Posted 07.16.2011 | World
Javier Corrales

It would be a mistake to see this court ruling as a mere victory for a tiny cohort (partnered couples) within a tiny minority (LGBT citizens). Brazil's ruling is important because it declares that rights granted to one citizen cannot be denied to any other.

Pucker Up to Fight Homophobia: The Great Global Kiss-in

Waymon Hudson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Waymon Hudson

Hopefully, a day will come when events like the Great Global Kiss-in aren't necessary or acts of rebellion. Until then, we keep fighting one kiss at a time.

Great Global Kiss-In: More Than Just Lip Service For Gay Acceptance

AOL News | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Could make-out sessions make homophobia a thing of the past? That's the idea behind the Great Global Kiss-In -- a series of planned public displays o...