The inaugural press release stated that matters of immediate concern were the proposed anti-homosexual laws in Greece and existing anti-homosexual laws in the Soviet Union. It also announced that there would be submissions to the Council of Europe on decriminalisation, and on amending the European Convention on Human Rights to provide protection from discrimination on the ground of sexual orientation. Particular attention would be paid to cases brought under the Convention by Jeff Dudgeon of NIGRA against the UK government and by David Norris against the Republic of Ireland, while Amnesty International would be encouraged to work for the release of people imprisoned under anti-homosexual laws. The Coventry meeting had originally been called with a view to establishing a European organisation. However delegates from Australia and the USA argued persuasively for the establishment of a global organisation. No women were present at the Coventry meeting.
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By , the commemorations had taken place in countries. The founders of the International Day Against Homophobia, as it was originally known, established the IDAHO Committee to coordinate grass-roots actions in different countries, to promote the day and to lobby for official recognition on May That date was chosen to commemorate the decision to remove homosexuality from the International Classification of Diseases of the World Health Organization WHO in The day, as a concept, was conceived in
Al Aubin and Kaya Foster. Particularly, contributions made by and cultural history moments for Black, Indigenous, People of Color at UCLA are undocumented in the same way that those of their white peers have been. We have done our best to compile those we could find and are open to feedback on this living project! To access this content using a screen reader, please refer to a PDF copy of the timeline here. He would go on to be one of the founding members of the Los Angeles Gay Liberation Front - one of the first and largest chapters of the national movement sparked by the Stonewall Riots - with his long-time partner, Harry Hay, as well as many other LGBTQ activist organizations, including the Radical Faeries.