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(en) France, Coordination of Anarchist Groups - IAL #100 - LGBT and feminist struggles in some key appointments (fr, pt) [machine translation]

Date Sat, 30 Aug 2014 14:54:03 +0300

The pride parades are part of the calendar of LGBT activist and feminist struggles, and several other times of visibility, commemoration and claim that take place throughout the year. ---- > March 8: International Day of Women's Rights, which has existed since the early twentieth century. This day is politicized by some media and advertisers who renamed it "Women's Day" to better sell flower bouquets, jewelry and perfumes. Despite the usual artifice of misogynist jokes uninhibited on this day fire, women are on the streets every year, either in mixed or processions in reclaiming public space at night marches in single-sex. ---- > The last Sunday of April: the day of remembrance of the victims and heroes of the deportation. This is to bring the memory of the deportation on the grounds of homosexuality is still not officially recognized by the French Republic.

May 17: International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia (English IDAHOT,
International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia), launched May 17, 2005 by Louis-Georges Tin exactly 15 years after the removal of homosexuality from the list of mental illnesses in the International Classification of Diseases published by the World Health Organization. Of months or more institutional events (conferences...) or activists like gatherings are held each year on this day to continue the fight against homophobia and transphobia.

Month of June: Pride. It is the commemoration of the Stonewall riots occurred in June
1969 in New York in response to police repression. In 2014, the Pride took place in Angers, Arras, Auxerre, Avignon, Biarritz, Bordeaux, Caen, Crest, Dijon, Le Mans, Lille, Lyon, Marseille, Metz, Montpellier, Nancy, Nantes, Nice, Paris, Poitiers, Rennes, Rouen, Strasbourg, Toulouse and Tours. It is an event often criticized regarding its market recovery. However, this is a criticism that is also worn internally, as found in the Pride politicized and radical processions which should be united.

Month of October: the Existrans. It is the manifestation of the trans & intersex and
those who support them. It takes place in Paris since 1997, The event is organized annually by an interagency group of associations (collectively Existrans), based on a set of common demands: free free civil status change, and démédicalisé diverted, free choice and reimbursement of medical course, respect for gender identity and improving the lives of trans people in prison, stopping operations / mutilation of intersex children, self-determination of intersex people, regularization of undocumented trans...

November 20. Remembrance Day trans (English TDOR, Transgender Day of Remembrance This
is a day of remembrance for victims of transphobia, which kills many people each year worldwide (especially trans women, often prostitutes and / or racialized) and visibilisation of transphobic violence.

November 25, the International Day against male violence, denouncing all forms of
violence against women.

December 1: World Day against AIDS.

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