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May 14, 2012
Thursday, May 17 Is the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia!
A day to put LGBT rights on the global agenda
It is well-known that the LGBT community continues to face discrimination, stigma, and violence worldwide. No less than 76 countries around the world still consider homosexuality illegal and in 5 of them, homosexual acts are punishable by death. In almost all countries, transphobic laws limit the freedom not to act as socially determined by one person’s sex at birth.
May 17th provides an opportunity to pay tribute to the progress that has been made towards achieving LGBT rights as well as to draw attention to the persisting and unacceptable inequities still affecting LGBT people around the world and how this impacts LGBT youth in particular.
Now, it’s your turn to raise your voice!
From May 16 to 18, Amplify will host the FIRST International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia Blogathon.
You can commemorate International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO) by sharing your thoughts on Amplify! Here are some questions to help you think about what you might want to write.
Join Amplify and write a blog post for the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia!
You can also check out the office International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia website at www.DayAgainstHomophobia.org
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