Today 17 May is this year’s International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOBiT).
The day was established in 2004 to draw attention to discrimination and violence against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people, and is a global celebration of sexual and gender diversities.
The theme for this year is “Together: Resisting, Supporting, Healing!”
In a press statement IDAHOBiT said: ““Together: Resisting, Supporting, Healing! was chosen in the context of the events and struggles of the past year.
“The global pandemic is far from over and will have a long-lasting impact on social activism and the fight for equal rights.
“In the midst of the chaos, heartbreak and ongoing challenges, it is with hope for global awareness of this year’s International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia that we can continue to provide inspiration.
“Together we resist homophobia, transphobia and biphobia, we continue to support one another, particularly our communities in parts of the world where the lives and safety of our community are continually at risk, and with each step forward we can and will collectively heal.”
IDAHOBiT is celebrated in over 130 countries.
For more information go to may17.org
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