International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

May 17, 2017

IDAHOT (International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia) was created in 2004 to draw the attention of policymakers, opinion leaders, social movements, the public and the media to the violence and discrimination experienced by LGBTI people internationally.

IDAHOT 2017 (17 May 2017) has focus on “Families”.

This focus includes both:

-        The role of families in the well-being of their LGBTIQ members

-        The respect of the rights of LGBTIQ families (rainbow families)

The hope is that this focus issue on families will strengthen the visibility and voice of LGBTIQ parents, strengthen the visibility and voice of Rainbow families and lead to advances in recognition and rights, strengthen the visibility and voice of children of LGBTIQ parents, and possibly strengthen the structuring of their nascent movement, reclaim “family values” in a progressive understanding and facilitate alliances with progressive family organizations.

Given the proximity in dates and values of the International Family Equality Day (IFED), early May, it was a very natural and exciting decision to combine IFED and IDAHOT in 2017.

Read more about the issue and how to take action:

http://dayagainsthomophobia.org/idahot-ifed-2017-celebrate-family-diversity/

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