IDAHOTI Demonstration and Film

On May 17, 2016, LGBTIQ activists and NGOs around the globe will bring attention to the violence perpetrated against lesbians, bisexuals, gays, trans*gender, intersexed and asexual individuals. These groups share a common experience of state-led discrimination, hate, mobbing in school and at work, up until psychological and physical violence at home, from families.

At the same time, LGBTIQ*s experience other forms of discrimination, as they may be persecuted on a racist level, their sexual self-determination is disregarded or they are discriminated from society because of their social standing or religion. Especially refugees are impacted by these multiple discriminations.

In the face of the crisis facing asylum politics, we as a community want to show our support with LGBTIQ refugees. They have fled to Austria to avoid persecution and violence. in hopes of a life in freedom and safety. Austrian asylum politics, however, are geared toward fending of refugees. The safety of LGBTIQ refugees is also not guaranteed in asylum seeker housing. Here too they are threatened, mobbed and need to defend themselves against violence. With our action day on May 17, we want to draw attention to the specific situation of LGBTIQ refugees and support Queer Base – Welcome and Support for LGBTIQ refugees.

Come join our Demonstration on May 17!

Afterwards you are invited to join us to a movie night at Top Kino, free entrance. Your donations will support Queer Base and apartments for LGBTIQ refugees.

Meeting point: Mariahilferstraße / Neubaugasse, 1070 Wien
5 p.m.

More Info and Updates
https://www.facebook.com/events/218993335149634/

Organized by:

– Queer Base
– TRANSITION. INTERNATIONAL QUEER MINORITIES FILM FESTIVAL VIENNA
– QWIEN – Zentrum für schwul/lesbische Kultur und Geschichte
– ORQOA – ORIENTAL QUEER ORGANISATION AUSTRIA
– Plattform INTERSEX
– TransX – Verein für Transgender Personen
– die Villa – Türkis Rosa Lila Villa
– vimö – Verein intersexueller Menschen Österreich
– QUEERAMNESTY
– GayCops Austria
– MiGaY – Verein zur Integration und Förderung von homosexuellen MigrantInnen
– queerconnexion
– HOSI Wien

This information is also available in: German Russian Arabic

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