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Silence to mark
Day Against Homophobia

Silence to mark
Day Against Homophobia

A minute of silence on May 17 will mark the second annual International Day Against Homophobia. The day was designated last year, on the 15th anniversary of the day the World Health Organization removed homosexuality from its list of mental disorders. Organizers say their goal is to promote action and awareness in the battle against homophobia. Last year, demonstrations and protests were held in more than 40 countries, including the first gay rally ever in China. This year, Moscow will play host to the International Day Against Homophobia conference, scheduled to coincide with that city's pride rally. So far, only Belguim has officially recognized the event. More than 15,000 people worldwide have signed a petition asking for U.N. recognition of the day. (Sirius OutQ News)

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