Changing Attitude Ireland marked IDAHOT

Changing Attitude Ireland (CAI) marked the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, 17th May, with events in churches around Ireland. On Friday 17th in Newry, Co. Down at 8.30pm, at St Catherine’s church, Dominic St, there was an evening for IDAHOT of reflections and sacred songs, co-hosted by the Newry Rainbow Community and CAI. On Sunday in […]

Rainbow Ethiopia HIV and Social Support Services Solidarity Statement on the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT) 2013

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia May, 17th 2013 Rainbow-Ethiopia joins today the global commemoration of the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia. As every year, May 17th represent for us a renewed opportunity for calling the international community to struggle against homophobic and transphobic violence in Ethiopia –and, in particular, against all those forms of stigma and […]

A pride with no parade for Burma’s first gay festival

Hundreds of people in Burma have attended the country’s first public gay pride event. The festival reflects a new climate of political reform that has led to the election of a civilian government, ending 50 years of military rule. Gay relationships are still a crime in Burma, but the law is not strictly enforced. However […]

International Day against Homophobia in Iran

IDAHO in Iran×453.jpg 605w, 1000w” sizes=”(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px” />In Iran, because of anti-homosexuality laws and oppressive conditions, there aren’t many observable activities; however, LGBT activists have many actions for this day every year. Homophobia and transphobia are social disorders that cause people to to act out against homosexuals and transsexuals. LGBT rights activists have done […]

Who gets to say what is African and what is not asks Melissa Wainaina in Kenya

Melissa Wainaina, Arcus Correspondent Kenya

As Kenya’s lesbian and gay community marks the International Day Against Homophobia (IDAHO), the country is currently in discussion over the thorny issue of sexual minority rights. This follows the launch of a public inquiry report by the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights, KNCHR, on sexual and reproductive health in Kenya. The Commission is […]

Nigerian activists release statement to mark IDAHO

Joseph Sewedo The Executive Director of TIER

Human rights NGO, The Initiative for Equal Rights (TIERs) has marked today, the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO), with a call to action. In some parts of the world, this day is remembered with protests and demonstrations calling on governments to address situations of impunity, protection of sexual minority rights and human rights […]

South African LGBTI groups to launch Hands Off Our Rights campaign to mark IDAHO

As the world marks the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia on May 17 (tomorrow) the South African LGBTI community in Johannesburg will be launching a new campaign. The “Hands Off Our Rights Campaign” will bring together a number of organisations and individuals mainly from different townships around Johannesburg. The campaign is a reaction to […]

Equality in the Church of England (and the Anglican Communion)

On Monday and Tuesday I attended meetings in London and Melksham which addressed the Equality Act and the Government’s Consultation on Civil Partnerships in religious buildings. The Archbishop of Canterbury has already stated that the Church of England will not give permission for Civil Partnerships in church buildings. Changing Attitude does not accept this and […]

IDAHO day event and a lesbian blessing in Kenya contrast the 14 year sentence given in Malawi

Revd Michael Kimindu, Changing Attitude’s contact in Kenya, took part in a gathering of sexual minorities at the National Museum, Nairobi where they assembled to mark the International Day Against Homophobia on May 17. He was given the opportunity to talk about what Other Sheep Ministries and the Metropolitan Community Church are doing to check […]