Aswat Launches Love for All Initiative

An online magazine is calling on readers in Arab countries to photograph themselves bearing messages against homophobia and the silence of media about queer issues.  Aswat magazine’s “Love for All” intiative was launched on Facebook to dovetail with International Day Against Homophobia on May 17. Among the messages that have been posted was this one […]

IDAHO Global Report OUT Now

The International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO) Report 2012 is out now. The very readable 24 page report covers events in every nation, including hill-top rainbow flag waving above Tehran, public displays of LGBT visibility in St Petersberg and marches and speeches in Rangoon. Educational events in the UK, where Schools OUT, RAINBOW and Educate and […]

Petition Calls Iran to prevent executions as IDAHO celebrates huge response

A petition has been launched asking people to demand that the execution of four gay men in Iran be called off after an Iranian court sentenced them to death. The four men from the town of Choram, in the Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad Province, face death by hanging for sodomy. The four men — identified as […]

Welcome to IDAHO

Today is International Day against Homophobia (IDAHO) and the theme is “Combatting homophobia and transphobia in education and through education”. With that in mind Schools OUT is doing loads of stuff to celebrate. Today co – chair Sue Sanders is running a pilot enrichment course with PGCE students at Manchester Metropolitan University to enable students to […]

Teach the IDAHO Lesson

IDAHO has launched a new initiative to tackle homophobic/transphobic bullying. The ’IDAHO Lesson’ is an international initiative by where teachers and educational staff in all contexts are invited to use the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia to organize some specific activity in their class on this subject. While it is important to fight bullying, […]

IDAHO Makes International Video

With just a little over a week to go until the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO), the events planned for May 17 are truly global in scope, spanning North and South America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East and the Asia/Pacific region. There is no end to the creativity and range initiatives being undertaken […]