The Magnus Hirschfeld Foundation and the magazine blu have called for campaigns to be launched in schools, workplaces and in public places in Germany in conjunction with the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia on the 17th of May. The five best actions will be supported with grants of up to 800 Euro. The focus should be on education about sexual diversity and/or the history of the persecution of homosexuals during the Nazi era and in the Federal Republic of Germany. No creative limits have been set: Whether printing a flyer, producing a movie or just organizing a flash mob, the choice is up to you.
Closing date for submissions is the 17th of April 2012. We assume no legal liability.
INFO: Since 2005, the 17th May each year is officially recognized in many countries worldwide and also by the European Parliament as the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT). IDAHOT serves as a reminder that Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, Transgender, Transsexuals and Intersexuals (LGBTTI) iaround the world are fighting for their rights and legal recognition. The day has gained importance in Germany in recent years, and participation in a number of activities such as the Rainbow Flash Mob is growing.