IDAHO Info letter March

Published: March 1, 2011

2 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. You will find more details about each project on our site www.dayagainsthomophobia.org or by clicking on the respective links.
• Brazil will hold its second national march against homophobia and transphobia on May 17th again this year.
• In Cuba, Cenesex organises the first ever Cuba LGBT Tour
• IGLHRC and Filipino organisation LEAP! announce the launch of the "Courage unfolds" video project on implementing the Yogyakarta Principles in Asia
• In Spain, FELGBT will host a movie festival, while in Andalucia, Colegas will also host a series of events
• In Sri Lanka, rainbow flags will again be raised by diplomatic missions and allies as Equal Ground prepares to reiterate last year’s action.
• LGBT activists in Venezuela will again organise a march through Caracas, while in Italy, the "Progetto Gionata" calls for vigils for victims from around the world of homophobia and transphobia.
• As in previous years, the Cambodian LGBT community will celebrate its Pr ide Festival around May 17th. But this year’s celebrations will reach out beyond Phnomh Penh.
• Czech activists will once more run against homophobia and transphobia.
• In Australia, the Day will once more see a whole range of activities ranging from a rainbow flag raising ceremony in the Blue Mountains to an international photo exhibit in Sydney.
• In Cameroon, where homosexuality is criminalised and homosexuals and transgender people are strongly stigmatized, IDAHO activities will include trainings to legal professions on LGBT rights and a public debate on ‘Homosexuality and Religion’.
• Activists in Belarus will mark the day with a Festival and a March for Equality., despite strong public opposition and foreseeable Police crackdown.
• In Belgium, advocates from Arc-en-ciel Wallonie will continue their efforts to help educate community members through an extensive information campaign
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