A 19-year-old gay rights activist was detained for 12 days in the southern Chinese city of Changsha for organising a 100-strong street rally attended by participants from various Chinese cities to mark the International Day Against Homophobia & Transphobia (IDAHO) on May 17, Beijing-based Queer Comrades reports.
A Hong Kong court has dismissed the case in which a complainant had sought to challenge the action taken by the police to prevent a dance programme performed on the street as part of the celebration of IDAHO in May 2011.
From a street forum in Hong Kong to a workshop on family acceptance of LGBT people and coming out as LGBT in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Various cities in Asia are commemorating International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO) today.
For My Colours, a coalition which organised the IDAHO rallies from 2005-2008, has clashed with the Pink Alliance – organisers of this year's rally on May 12 – over an invited politican known for her anti-mainland immigration and anti-democratic views in an all-out spat.
The Hong Kong High Court has accepted a man’s application to legally challenge the constitutionality of the police action at the seventh annual International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO) rally held on May 15, 2011.
The Hong Police interfered in last Sunday’s International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO) rally, cutting the programme short. Police say the organisers were not in possession of a permit for the dance performances but organisers say other similar events didn't require one. Raymond Ko reports.
Close to 50 people protested the police's inaction by cycling near the park where the scheduled event was to be held but the gathering was cut short after participants were warned that members of the Islamist group bent on breaking up any IDAHO activity were on their way.