Geneva, 15 May 2013 – The International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA) has launched its 2013 issue of the state-sponsored homophobia report, a world survey of laws on criminalisation, protection and recognition of same-sex love, from its newly opened office in Geneva.
17 May 2012 - 78 countries out of 193 still have legislation criminalising same-sex consensual acts between adults. Punishments range from a number of lashes (e.g. Iran), two months of prison (e.g. Algeria) to life sentence (e.g. Bangladesh) or even death (Iran, Mauritania, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Yemen). Among the 113 countries where homosexuality is legal, 55 have legislation against discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation at the work place, in 10 gays and lesbians enjoy full equal marriage rights, in 12 they can adopt children. >>>
In order to produce a short video clip about the power of civil mobilization to combat homophobia and transphobia, and specifically the power of mobilising on the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia, we are looking for video footage of mobilisation under various forms (demonstrations, conferences, exhibitions, celebrations). Read the letter from IDAHO. >>>
(Elahe Amani) - On May 17th, 1990 the World Health Organization’s made a decision to remove homosexuality from the list of mental disorders. Since then, each year May 17th is considered
the International Day against Homophobia. This year organizations and communities in more than 70 countries of the world will focus on education and outreach against homophobia and transphobia. >>>
13/06/2011 | ILGA Communication Team Asia
| HONG KONG
A gay demonstrator has sought legal aid to take legal action against the Hong Kong Police for the infringement of his Basic Law right to peacefully demonstrate in the city without harassment or disruption from the police, said the Tongzh Community Joint Meeting (TCJM). >>>
27/05/2011 | Charge de Communication Pan Africa ILGA
| SOUTH AFRICA
In commemorating the International Day Against Homophobia (IDAHO), the French Ambassador in South Africa, Jacques Lapouge, invited several lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) organisations to his residence in Pretoria, using the opportunity to enlighten the invited organisations on the efforts made by his country to advance LGBTI rights around the world, and on the funding opportunities offered by his government. >>>
Over 50 LGBT activists and their allies held a rally in the Indonesian capital city of Jakarta
to call for equality and protection of the country’s LGBT citizens. The event was organised by the Indonesian LGBTIQ Forum, a coalition of groups which includes the Jakarta-based groups: Ardhanary Institute, Arus Pelangi, Institut Pelangi Perempuan, Q-munity, Forum Komunikasi Waria Indonesia, Yayasan Srikandi Sejati, GWL -Ina, Perempuan Mahardhika, Our Voice and Her Lounge.
Two months ahead of the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia, news are coming in from around the world about exciting projects that we thought would be interesting to share with you. >>>
On 17 May 2010, the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, 5 trans activists and founding members of Pembe Hayat (Pink Life) were stopped by Ankara police forces, badly beaten up and unlawfully taken into police custody. This incident ... >>>
More than 1000 people showed their solidarity with lesbians, gays, bisexual and transgender people in 34 Russian cities in as far as Vladivostok or Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky on the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO). >>>