LGBT rights activists and supporters — even those in 20 nations where homosexuality is illegal — will celebrate International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT) on Saturday, May 17.
The day is billed as a worldwide celebration of sexual and gender diversity.
Erasing 76 Crimes has been tracking IDAHOT activities in nations where LGBT activities are illegal.
This year, activities have been even announced in two countries, in Sudan and in Iran, where homosexuality is punishable by the death penalty.
Here is the list of those 20 nations for 2014:
Africa: Morocco, Egypt, Sudan, Kenya, Tunisia, Mauritius, Lesotho, Botswana, Burundi, and Cameroon;
Americas: Jamaica, Dominica, Trinidad & Tobago and Guyana;
Asia: Lebanon, Iran, Bangladesh, Singapore, Myanmar and Sri Lanka.
Check for details of all events on the official IDAHOT page.