Celebrating the Voices of LGBTIQ Youth: 2016 IDAHOT Watchdog

In celebration of the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia, the Youth Coalition for Sexual and Reproductive Rights is proud to launch our fourth annual IDAHOT (or IDAHOBIT) Watchdog!

With this year’s IDAHOT theme of mental health and well being, this edition highlights some of the many issues faced by the LGBTIQ community from the perspective of young people. Entirely youth-authored, our submissions come from all around the world representing nine countries including Russia, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Australia, Colombia, Kenya, Belgium, Burundi and Belarus. While their individual contexts vary greatly, we are honored to be able to bring their voices together in this publication.

A mix of art, poetry and personal essays in three different languages, we hope that you enjoy the work of these inspiring young contributors!

Read the 2016 IDAHOT Watchdog

Read past editions of the Watchdog