The Council released a new NGO guide, Accessing U.S. Embassies: A Guide for LGBT Human Rights Defenders, to mark the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO). IDAHO is celebrated worldwide to commemorate the date in 1990 when homosexuality was removed from the International Classification of Diseases of the World Health Organization. The guide is available in English, French and Spanish.
day is the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO). It commemorates the World Health Organisation’s decision in 1990 to remove homosexuality from the list of mental disorders. That was indeed a milestone, and since then there has been much progress. Last year, the Human Rights Council passed their first resolution ever on “Human rights, sexual orientation and gender identity”. >>>
A message from UNESCO Bangkok: Every day, students around the world are denied the basic right to education because of bullying in school. Bullying particularly affects students who are perceived as not conforming to prevailing sexual and gender norms, including those who are believed to be lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT). >>>
1.5 billion people currently live under laws that criminalize same-sex relationships.
Today is the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO). From United Nations conferences to outlawed demonstrations, hundreds of events are taking place on all continents.
95 countries around the world have seen activists develop actions around May 17. >>>
The International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO) Committee is seeking organization's activities for the next International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia in 2012. Read the letter from the IDAHO Committee. >>>