Thursday, March 20, 2008

IDAHO Launch Pictures

The launch of the fourth International Day Against HOmophobia (IDAHO) took place last Monday at the London College of Fashion which is part of the University of Arts. The theme for this year's Day (17 May) is Lesbian Rights and Sexism. The launch included intervention by Minister for Equality, Barbara Follett, four of the mayoral candidates for London, Louis-Georges Tin, the founder of IDAHO, Pastor Kiyimba Brown from the IDAHO Chapter in Uganda and Ali Hilli founder of Iraqi LGBT.

The event also comprised the handing out of prizes to the winners of the poster competition organised by the University for its students. The winning posters are available from the IDAHO UK co-ordinator to promote the day, thanks to a sponsorship from the Campaign for Homosexual Equality (CHE).

Like the University of Arts, LGBT History Month have early supporters of the initiative, which like the Month invites grass root organisations and individuals to take matters into their own hands and organise events in their community.

You can read the press release about the event here and a personal account of it here.

Pictures of the event are now available here.

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