A great new PSA by Fundacion Reflejos in Venezuela uses a fun message to challenge homophobia. The video and related hashtag #Nosoydistint@ (#Iamnodifferent) are designed to remind viewers that people should not be treated differently because they are LGBT.
Advocates in Peru and Brazil have shared information about the impact of homophobia and transphobia in their respective countries. The Brazilian group released a report with statistics for 2014 showing an increase in violence. The Peruvian group reacted to the suicide of a 12 year old boy who was being bullied for being gay by both his stepfather and classmates.
This Saturday, people in countries around the world will participate in the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia (“IDAHOT”). Several events will take place to spread awareness of the unequal treatment that plagues the LGBT community.
Denver Nuggets star Kenneth Faried discusses the implications of an NBA player coming out as gay while simultaneously exposing the culture of locker room homophobia that still permeates most locker rooms