Tag Archive | IDAHOT

Georgia: ‘Silenced’ LGBT+ activists post coded messages

Georgia: ‘Silenced’ LGBT+ activists post coded messages

A thousand coloured stickers with messages against discrimination were posted across the Georgian capital of Tbilisi on Friday (17th May) to highlight LGBT+ people’s struggle for acceptance in the conservative former Soviet republic. The initiative coincided with a global day against homophobia that local LGBT+ groups said they could not mark with street rallies because […]

Mullingar: Mullingar Pride’s IDAHO [IDAHOT] Exhibition

Mullingar: Mullingar Pride’s IDAHO [IDAHOT] Exhibition

Ten Weeks that Changed the World, a photographic exhibition from Alison Laredo, was launched officially by Cllr. Frank McDermott, An Cathaoirleach of Westmeath County Council, on Tuesday May  16th, as part of Mullingar Pride’s IDAHO/IDAHOT campaign. IDAHOT is International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia, and the exhibition, a chronicle of Mayo LGBT Equality’s canvassing efforts […]

HRC Celebrates IDAHOT With Video Series Highlighting LGBT Activists

HRC Celebrates IDAHOT With Video Series Highlighting LGBT Activists

Yesterday, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of the United States’ largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, marked the 12th annual International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT) with the launch of a video series highlighting global innovators in the fight for LGBTQ equality. To mark IDAHOT, HRC […]

#HoldingHands For Equality Launched

#HoldingHands For Equality Launched

EILE’s Andy Cast writes on why a gesture as simple as holding hands can help fight everyday homophobia, and how you can get help Recent studies have found that heterosexual people are more accepting of homosexual people if they know someone who is gay. Not altogether surprising really is it? The old saying goes ‘familiarity […]

Cork City’s 5th Annual LGBT Awareness Week: May 11th to 17th, 2015

Cork City’s 5th Annual LGBT Awareness Week: May 11th to 17th, 2015

In 2014, the Lord Mayor, flanked by City Councillors of all parties, formally raised the Rainbow Flag on City Hall, and Cork made history by becoming the first civic or public building to do so. In 2015, to inaugurate LGBT Awareness Week, the Lord Mayor, with the Interagency Steering Group, will raise the  Rainbow flag […]

Free & Equal – The Power of Sharing

Free & Equal – The Power of Sharing

In light of our previous article about the plight of LGBT citizens in Ukraine, don’t forget the UN’s Free & Equal campaign message for IDAHOT Day, which  encourages us to share our story to change hearts and minds in the movement for equality. Speaking about laws that have been enacted in certain countries to restrict […]

Ireland Joins 120 Countries in Celebrating IDAHOT

Ireland was one of the over 120 countries which celebrated IDAHOT yesterday, the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia. The above video, produced by Kay Cairns, shows various Irish people’s definitions of what transphobia and homophobia are, and how they can affect LGBT people. Meanwhile, BeLonG To teamed up with Irish drag queen Panti to […]