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INTERNATIONAL DAY AGAINST HOMOPHOBIA, TRANSPHOBIA AND BIPHOBIA

INTERNATIONAL DAY AGAINST HOMOPHOBIA, TRANSPHOBIA AND BIPHOBIA
INTERNATIONAL DAY AGAINST HOMOPHOBIA TRANSPHOBIA AND BIPHOBIA

Even though some legal and social advances by  the past two decades, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) people keep on facing  extensive discrimination and violence in many countries. All this leads to exclusion and unfavorably affects both the lives of LGBTI people as well as the communities and economies in which they live.

INTERNATIONAL DAY AGAINST HOMOPHOBIA, TRANSPHOBIA AND BIPHOBIA
The International Day against Homophobia (IDAHO) aims to raise awareness of Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender (LGTB) rights violations and at the same time promoting interest in LGBT and human rights.

WHEN IS INTERNATIONAL DAY AGAINST HOMOPHOBIA, TRANSPHOBIA AND BIPHOBIA
Thursday 17th May

WHY INTERNATIONAL DAY AGAINST HOMOPHOBIA, TRANSPHOBIA AND BIPHOBIA IS ON MAY 17

In Germany, May 17th  had been unofficially labeled as a sort of "Gay Day” and  Written in the date format  as 17.5, which  had a likely resemblance with Penal Code 175, the rule dealing with homosexuality (homosexuals were called "one hundred seventy-fivers").

INTERNATIONAL DAY AGAINST HOMOPHOBIA, TRANSPHOBIA AND BIPHOBIA HISTORY

The idea of International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia was proposed in 2004, after a yearlong campaign involving thousands of individuals and organizations from all parts of the world succeeded in making the IDAHO initiative a reality.
The founder of the day, Louis-Georges Tin was Chairperson from beginning until 2013. In 2009, transphobia was added to the name of the campaign and in 2015 biphobia was added too.

WHAT TO DO ON INTERNATIONAL DAY AGAINST HOMOPHOBIA, TRANSPHOBIA AND BIPHOBIA


  • Get active on social media and show your support for LGBT rights.
  • Read up on LGBT culture and history.

THEME FOR INTERNATIONAL DAY AGAINST HOMOPHOBIA, TRANSPHOBIA AND BIPHOBIA 2018

The theme for International Day against Homophobia 2018 is “Alliances for Solidarity”.


INTERNATIONAL DAY AGAINST HOMOPHOBIA, TRANSPHOBIA AND BIPHOBIA

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