IDAHOT anti-hate campaign: Even in 20 anti-gay nations

IDAHOT 2014 poster. (Click on the image for link to the IDAHOT website)

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.

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Written by Colin Stewart

Colin Stewart is a 45-year journalism veteran living in Southern California. After his retirement from paid newspaper work in 2011, he launched Erasing 76 Crimes and helped with the Spirit of 76 campaign that assembled a multi-national team of 26 LGBTI rights activists to advocate for change during the International AIDS Conference in Washington, D.C., in July 2012. He is the president of the St. Paul’s Foundation for International Reconciliation, which supports LGBTQ+ rights advocacy journalism, including the Erasing 76 Crimes news site and the African Human Rights Media Network. Contact him via Twitter @76crimes or by email at Mailing address: 21 Marseille, Laguna Niguel CA 92677 USA.

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