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International Day Against Homophobia & Transphobia

International Day Against Homophobia & Transphobia

May 17th, 2014 is the 9th annual International Day Against Homophobia & Transphobia, the biggest LGBTI solidarity event in the world. May 17 actions are set to take place in over 120 countries today. At the start of the Day worldwide, various top global figures have already come out in support for May 17 around the world, from US President Barack Obama, to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.

Today, 2.8 billion people worldwide live in one of the 81 countries, which still criminalize same-sex acts. 4.9 billion people – 2/3 of the world’s population – have their right to information or expression around sexual and gender diversity systematically censored by states. Yet today’s global May 17th commemorations are set to send a clear signal that human rights for all are shared values for billions of people worldwide.

For more information about IDAHOT: Official Website – Day Against Homophobia

Article: Canada Lifts Ban On Blood Donation By Gay Men

Canadian Blood Services

Canadian Blood Services

Canadian Blood Services is finally lifting the lifetime ban on blood donation by gay men, though serious restrictions will remain in place. It says men who have not had sex with other men within the last five years will be allowed to donate blood when the new policy comes into effect this summer.

To read the full article:
http://metronews.ca/news/canada/680290/lifetime-ban-on-blood-donation-by-gay-men-lifts/