History and origin of the International Day Against Stigma and Discrimination Against the LGBT Community (IDAHOT)

Before being recognized by the United Nations, for a long time in Germany, May 17 was considered Gay Day and was written as May 17.

Although there have been many LGBT support activities before, it was not until 2014, with the continuous efforts of 24,000 individuals and large LGBT organizations such as the International Lesbian and Gay Association ILGA, the Commission

The International Day Against LGBT Discrimination has been officially recognized in countries such as Canada, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Belgium, England, Mexico, Costa Rica, Croatia, Netherlands, France, Luxembourg, Venezuela and the United Nations.

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Things to know about the International Day Against Stigma and Discrimination Against the LGBT Community

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Purpose and meaning of IDAHOT day

The main purpose of IDAHOT day is to help raise social awareness of violence, discrimination, and discrimination against the LGBT community globally.

Social activists have commented positively on the impact and significance of IDAHOT day for the global LGBT community.

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Activities to respond to IDAHOT day around the world

In general, the nature of IDAHOT Day activities in countries around the world have the same form: parades, marches and festivals.

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Ms. Mariela Castro actively participates in many activities for the LGBT community in Cuba.

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People from the LGBT community participate in a parade in Cuba in 2013. (Photo: Rosalino Ramos/HBO)

May 17 is also celebrated through music festivals and cultural and artistic events.

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Parade in New York in 2013 (Photo: Mashable)

Joining the wave of LGBT support around the world, the LGBT community in Vietnam had interesting and meaningful events on May 17.

In addition, every June, the Vietnamese LGBT community with the help of many related organizations has successfully organized the Viet Pride event on a nationwide scale starting in 2012. This is an event with

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Viet Pride 2015 event with the theme Wings to celebrate the event of the National Assembly of Vietnam officially recognizing the right to change gender.

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