IDAHO 2009: One Voice, One Message, Heard Around the World

May 17th, 2009 | By | Category: Featured Articles, News, World

IDAHO 2009This is a truly inspiring and uplifting video (below) in honor of IDAHO 2009 – International Day Against Homophobia & Transphobia. (IDAHO : is a global movement against all discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.)

Why an International Day against homophobia and transphobia?In 2008, sexual relations between persons of the same sex were punishable by death in 7 countries and considered to be some form of crime in more than 80 others. In most countries in the world, people from the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transexual, intersex, queer, … community are being denied their fundamental human rights as defined, inter alia, by the Universal Declaration of Human Right, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.

The Day has been launched with the idea of creating a worldwide community of activists and committed people, sharing the ideal of a world without homophobia nor transphobia in which everyone can freely choose their own sex life and gender identity.





PrideDEPOT.com editor, independent journalist & LGBT media spokesperson,
Jody May-Chang now writes on "As I See It...Reporting from the front lines

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