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Commemorating the International Day Against Homophobia & Transphobia

May 17, 2013
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You can participate in the International Day Against Homophobia & Transphobia by changing your profile photo on Facebook.

Today marks the 9th annual International Day Against Homophobia & Transphobia. The day is commemorated in more than 100 countries throughout the world, in places as diverse as Australia, Iran, Cameroon and Albania.

Many organizations, governments, cities, corporations and celebrities take part. This year, the United Nations released the following video to spread the message that LGBT rights are human rights.

Also released today is a new study, The Night is Another Country, which examines the testimonies of transgender women human rights defenders and HIV activists in different Latin American countries. The report is also available in Spanish here.

One of the goals of the day is to increase the visibility of LGBT people around the world and share personal stories. To add your own experiences and thoughts to the conversation, visit the International Day Against Homophobia & Transphobia’s official Facebook page  and tweet using the hashtag #may17idaho.

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