International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia & Biphobia (IDAHOT)
A worldwide celebration of sexual and gender diversity
Since 2005, May 17th has been dedicated to the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, marking the day in 1990 when the World Health Organization removed homosexuality from its list of mental disorders.
IDAHOTB is celebrated in over 130 countries, uniting millions of people in support of the recognition of human rights for all, irrespective of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.
The International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia is not one centralised campaign; rather it is a moment that everyone can take advantage of to take action.
IDAHOTB 2020: Breaking the Silence
This year's theme is 'Breaking the Silence'.
Given everything that is currently happening in the world, IDAHOTB 2020 will be marked online with virtual events, themes and more.
The organization behind IDAHOT, May17.org created a list of Virtual Suggestions & Ideas for any of us to participate and mark IDAHOT 2020.
Using your favorite social media platform, follow #idahot2020 #idahot and go from there! Find your favorite performers, check out what your local groups are up to online.
From sharing a post, learning about queer culture to supporting a queer artists and initiatives there are lots of ways to celebrate and contribute on an important day.
IDAHOT Events & Celebrations
What it means to be a LGBT2Q+ Ally
Becoming a true Queer Ally takes time, thought, understanding & action.
- A person who creates a safe and confidential space for those who identify on the LGBT2Q+ spectrum.
- Someone who understands and challenges common issue such as heterosexism, transphobia, cisexism and homophobia.
- Someone who will actively speak up when witnessing acts of aggression, bullying, oppression against queer individuals.