IDAHOBIT is the international day against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexphobia, and Transphobia. 


It was created in 2004 to bring attention to the hate, discrimination and violence many lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex people and those with diverse sexual orientations, or varying gender identities experience.


IDAHOBIT takes place on 17 May each year to commemorate the day in 1990 when the World Health Organisation declassified homosexuality as a mental disorder.


There have been many improvements, BUT we still have a long way to go. Today IDAHOBIT is recognised in more than 130 countries.


You may think this day does not apply to you, but this day applies to everyone! On 17 May make your voice heard that hatred, bullying, violence, and discrimination in any form is not OK today, or any day!


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