World AIDS Day 2011

 What is World AIDS Day? December 1st is World AIDS Day – a call for a spirit of social tolerance and a greater exchange of information on HIV/AIDS. Established by the World Health Organization in 1988, World AIDS Day serves to focus global attention on the devastating impact of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, bringing messages of compassion, hope, solidarity & […]

LGBT Awareness Month 2011 (updated)

June is Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Awareness Month. EQUAL! is planning activities to celebrate the contributions of the LGBT communities and raise awareness of the issues faced both within and outside the workplace that impact the lives of employees, friends or family members who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender. Events during the […]

May 17th: International Day Against HOmophobia 2011 (IDAHO)

On May 17th 1990, the World Health Organization (WHO) removed homosexuality from its list of mental illnesses. Although homosexuality was decriminalized in many countries since the 80s, this day was chosen as a universal symbol for the fight against homophobia, later it was extended to also include transphobia. This annual celebration started in Canada in […]

Video project to support equality for LGBT people

Some of you may have read about the “It gets better” project which was initiated last fall after a number of suicide among young students in the USA. Those suicides were following bullying attitudes towards LGBT and questionning youth. Several thousands of videos have been created by individuals to show their support against bullying, from […]