International Day Against LGBTQIA+ Discrimination (IDAHOBIT) – 17 May 2024

IDAHOBIT is the international celebration of advancements in LGBTQIA+ equality, celebrated on the anniversary of May 17, 1990, when the World Health Organisation removed homosexuality from the Classification of Diseases.

The first IDAHOBIT was held in 2005 and is today acknowledged by millions of people globally. While IDAHOBIT has evolved over the years, the purpose remains the same: to celebrate the progress we have made, while also raising awareness for the discrimination that LGBTQIA+ people still face today.

While we celebrate this milestone and other advancements in LGBTQIA+ equality, the unfortunate reality is that there is still more work to do, especially in supporting LGBTQIA+ people from refugee backgrounds, who are among the most marginalised in communities facing forced migration.

To learn more and plan how you’d like to acknowledge and celebrate visit: About May 17 | IDAHOBIT

You can also learn more about LGBTQIA+ identities and experience here: Identity and Stats | IDAHOBIT

Check out this resource about Supporting Young Queer, Trans, Intersex People of Colour (QTIPOC).

You might like to show your support by adding a special digital signature or zoom background: Free Digital Resources | IDAHOBIT