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Largest Annual LGBT Solidarity Action, International Day Against Homophobia & Transphobia, to take place May 17th

The upcoming International Day Against Homophobia & Transphobia (‘IDAHOT’), on May 17, is an opportunity for activists, community groups, international institutions, governments, local councils, schools, companies, artists, and media to generate – and to benefit from – public attention around contemporary issues facing LGBTI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Intersex) communities worldwide. In 2013, approximately […]

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Gloucestershire County Council – Promoting Equality and Diversity locally

“Gloucestershire County Council is committed to Equality and Diversity and our responsibilities under the Equality Act 2010.  In specific reference to LGB and Transgender (LGB and T) we support both our workforce and our community with the development of good practice some of which is demonstrated as follows. We take part in Gloucestershire Pride each […]

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Diversity at National Assembly for Wales

By Dame Rosemary Butler, AM, Presiding Officer at the National Assembly for Wales At the National Assembly for Wales, our vision is to be an exemplar organisation in our commitment to promoting equality, valuing diversity and respecting human rights. We strive to be an accessible parliamentary body, which engages with and respects all of the […]

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The Global Rainbow Flashmob Video is out !

  This year’s global action for the International Day Against Homophobia & Transphobia – in which over 100 cities were lit up with rainbow colours – has now been edited into a video-montage which showcases the amazing diversity of events ! From dance flashmobs in the UK, Myanmar and South Africa, to Die-ins in Brazil […]

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Join the Global Rainbow Flashmob today!

If you haven’t heard yet, this year the IDAHO committee team is lending a special support to rainbow themed flashmobs around the world today (May 17th).  It is hoped this will give an added vibrancy, buzz and common signature to unique local actions. You can find out all about it in the new, dedicated website: […]

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Threats and attacks on activists with just 24 hours left to IDAHO

With just 24 hours until the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO), threats of reprisals in Malaysia and attacks on activists in Albania have underscored the importance of the commemoration of the Day. In Malaysia, security concerns have forced the cancellation of planned IDAHO demonstrations. Activists have cited the increasing number of threats being […]

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Official global video (Take Action)

May 17th, 2012. International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia. Be part of it. Take Action.      

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Domestic abuse campaign – Speak out today

A campaign to raise awareness of domestic abuse is being launched by Thames Valley Police in partnership with Domestic Abuse Co-ordinators and Crimestoppers on 14 May 2012. The aim of the campaign is to increase awareness and promote early intervention in an attempt to break the cycle of abuse. Reports of domestic abuse incidents average […]

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Study confirms homophobes often have same-sex desires

Brand new research shows that people with homophobic attitudes are much more likely to have experienced same-sex attraction themselves. The study, which is published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology this month combines results from four different experiments involving 160 college students from Germany and the United states. The participants were first shown […]

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‘Gay Bull’ saved from slaughter by Simpsons co-creator

In what must be one of the oddest stories of the year, a gay bull has been saved from the […]

Transgender Day of Remembrance – 20th November

The Transgender Day of Remembrance was set aside to memorialize those who were killed due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice. […]

‘Don’t be a bystander’ this Anti-Bullying Week

Anti-Bullying Week takes place between 17 and 21 November NoBystanders asks individuals and organisations to help eradicate bullying People urged […]

Could You be a Special Constable?

How would you feel if you could spend a minimum 16 hours a month helping full-time police officers to make […]

Rugby great Gareth Thomas marks Anti-Bullying Week (Nov 17-21) with school visit

‘Schools are doing a fantastic job in developing their pupils’ resilience to bullying. I’m there to support their work and […]

Latest in the ‘gay cake’ row

A YouGov poll has examined public opinion on the row over a bakery’s refusal to make a pro-gay cake and […]