The Hague Cultural Parade and FESTIVAL 2016 Theme: SOLIDARITY

THCP&F FLYER 2016 4 5. English.
This is an earlier announcement for all UGOM members who are hopeful to be part of this annual event. UGOM will cater for the transportation to all those who will apply early. UGOM will represent the Ugandan LGBTIQ community in the Netherlands. You have to be living in The Netherlands as a requirement. UGOM will focus so much on providing transportation reimbursements for the LGBTIQ asylum seekers and refugees currently living in camps around in the Netherlands.  You can contact us via our email or directly call us on 0687717530
The Hague Cultural Parade Festival in the Huijgenspark June 4, 2016 from 13:00 to 18:30 Theme: SOLIDARITY
Fifteen different Hague living cultures: Americans, Asians, Europeans
Africans and draw their best traditional clothes from the closet once a year and
go with music and dancing in the streets (center) of The Hague.
Expected number of countries and groups in order of the parade
Netherlands, Nigeria 2., 3. China, 4. Tanzania, 5. Bulgaria 6. Uganda 7. Surinam, 8. Sudan
9. Brazil 10. India 11. Romania 12. Turkey 13. Poland, 14. Ghana 15. Brass Band Antilles.

Beyond tolerance (Making sexual orientation a public matter)

Much efforts on what needs to be done to tackle the damaging discrimination and disadvantaged lesbian, gay, bisexual, intersex, and transgender people face and which structures and strategies that need to be focused on order to address the challenges and changes required, are needed.

I believe i am gay

To fully address and understand tolerance and discrimination of LGBTI persons, one has to understand the definitions of homophobic hate crime, and homophobic hate incidents; gaps, weaknesses and trends in data sources; the prevalence and impact of homophobic hate crime upon LGBTI women and men; the barriers faced by LGBTI women and men when reporting homophobic hate crimes; and recommendations and ways forward.

There has to be a devised mechanism to increase on our knowledge of the nature of sexual orientation, to capture changing public attitudes and to investigate the impact of disadvantages experienced by lesbian, gay  bisexual, transgender or intersex (LGBT) people.

There has to be a review that brings together the existing research and evidence on sexual orientation, in order to inform future policy development and strategy in relation to sexual orientation in Europe or other parts of the world in contrast with homophobic countries giving examples like Russia, Gambia, Uganda among others.

There must be an extensive exploration on approaches that are used in estimating the size of the LGBTI asylum seekers population in Europe for which there is currently no reliable estimate. Achieving an accurate measure of this population is critical for promoting equality and challenging discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation.

Uganda Gay On Move (UGOM) fully supports putting sexual orientation data into the public domain. It recognises that though there are obvious tensions between whether people regard sexual orientation as a public or private issue, sexual orientation has always been a public matter, though more often to the detriment of lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGBTI) people themselves.