Three suspected Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militants were arrested in Istanbul late on June 17 after a tip-off that they had planned to attack an LGBT Trans Pride march held on June 19 in the city’s central Taksim Square.
Riot police fire tear gas and rubber bullets at "Trans Pride" event held despite ban to kick off annual LGBT week.
Just ahead of Tel Aviv’s huge annual gay pride festival, a vibrant street party which runs from May 29-June 4 and attracts over 100,000 attendees, activist group Israeli Queers Against Occupation released “Pink,” an anti-pinkwashing music video set to the tune of Aerosmith’s song of the same name.
Several dozen Ugandans marked Gay Pride on Saturday, cheering that such a parade could go ahead in a country that only last year tried to impose long jail terms for gay sex.
The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) today condemned the Turkish government’s use of pepper spray, water cannons, and rubber bullets to stop the 13th Istanbul lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) Pride Parade, which was scheduled to take place on Sunday, June 28.
In a last-minute move, the governor of Istanbul banned Sunday’s Pride Parade, using the month of Ramadan as a justification.
Last Sunday, LGBTI activist in Kyrgyzstan were attacked on a celebration of the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT).
May 17, 2015 in Bishkek, representative of the movement "Kalys" and "Kyrk Choro" illegally broke into the event of the LGBT organisation "Labrys", dedicated to the celebration of the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT).
Norwegian Constitution Day is the National Day of Norway and is an official national holiday observed on May 17 each year. Among Norwegians, the day is referred to simply as Syttende Mai (meaning Seventeenth of May).
PlanetRomeo announces their groundbreaking Gay Happiness Index (GHI) to be launched 17 May 2015 on the International Day Against Homophobia (IDAHOT). Contrary to what the index name implies, the situation is anything but happy.