May 17 …. International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia …. “!!


~~May 17, 2016~~ 


Now, more than ever, this day is necessary.

Raising awareness!

As many know, there’s been an increasing number of anti-LGBT laws enacted in the USA.

There are still many countries where being “different” is a crime, punished by law.

Some goals have been attained but the struggle remains.

Many forces are trying to undermine those achievements and many are still trying to keep a mentality of old.

The struggle is real.

The struggle continues.



12th International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

Today HRC honors the 12th International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, a day to celebrate how far we’ve come in the global struggle for equality and remember that the path to full equality is still strewn with barriers.

The International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia is observed on May 17 and aims to coordinate international events that raise awareness of LGBT rights violations and stimulate interest in LGBT rights work worldwide. In the 9th edition, in 2013, commemorations took place in almost 120 countries, in all world regions.

The founders of the International Day Against Homophobia, as it was originally known, established the IDAHO Committee to coordinate grass-roots actions in different countries, to promote the day and to lobby for official recognition on May 17.

That date was chosen to commemorate the decision to remove homosexuality from the International Classification of Diseases of the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1990.

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~~British Council celebrates IDAHOT 2016~~

~~Published on May 12, 2016~~

Committed to our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion global policy we join the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia to celebrate everyone’s right to love!


We ALL are connected through HUMANITY!!

SupLGBTWe ALL are ONE!! 


~~IDAHOT 2016~~

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~~Published on May 14, 2016~~

17 de mayo – Día Internacional contra la Homofobia, la Transfobia y la Bifobia
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At the end of the day …. “Ellen’s response to Mississippi’s anti-LGBT law …. Update”!!


~~April 12, 2016~~ 


A few days ago, I wrote a post where Ellen DeGeneres expressed her personal opinion about the bill that was signed into law in the state of Mississippi.

That first post included a short version of her monologue in her April 6 show.

I found this longer, more complete version.

It explains, in more detail, why this law is totally against basic human rights and totally discriminatory in so many ways.




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It seems that pressure, of any kind, will bring about a change


North Carolina Pat McCrory issues executive order to protect gay and lesbian state employees, a band-aid on a brain hemorrhage and a poor effort to correct the harmful House Bill 2 he signed into law.

As it stands, existing protections for gay and transgender people are still lacking, existing rights for everyone under state nondiscrimination law is eroded, and transgender individuals are forced to use the wrong restroom in schools and other government buildings.

This law – an unprecedented attack on LGBT rights – strips away discrimination protections for LGBT people across the state and mandates discrimination against transgender people.

Can you be refused service in a store because of your sexual orientation?


Can you be turned away from a hotel on the basis of your gender identity?


Overnight, Governor McCrory and lawmakers transformed North Carolina into one of the most hateful states in the nation for LGBT people. North Carolina’s law makes it public policy to harass, bully, humiliate, target, and punish LGBT people – especially transgender people just trying to use a bathroom.

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~Ellen DeGeneres Speaks Out Against Mississippi’s ‘Religious Freedom’ Law~

~~Published on Apr 7, 2016~~

Gov. Phil Bryant of Mississippi recently signed into law state bill HB 1523, which allows religious organizations and private business to refuse services to people on the grounds that it would violate their religious beliefs.

Ellen DeGeneres used her opening monologue to address Mississippi’s new law — one that, in general, targets members of the LGBT community. “That is the definition of discrimination,” said DeGeneres. “It is also something that the Supreme Court already ruled on when they made marriage a right for everyone. Everyone.”

Under the Protecting Freedom of Conscience from Government Discrimination Act, gay and transexual individuals can be denied housing and even fired. These steps backwards for equal rights strike a chord with DeGeneres, who has dealt with her fair share of discrimination in the past for her sexual orientation.

“So if you’re in Mississippi or North Carolina or anywhere, and are saddened by the fact that people are judging you based on who you love, don’t lose hope,” pleaded DeGeneres. “I was fired for being gay and I know what it feels like. I lost everything, but look at me now.”


We ALL are ONE!!