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International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

Today, May the 17th is the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia.

This date was chosen to commemorate the decision by the World Health Organisation to declassify same-sex attraction as a mental illness. The aims of this observance is to raise awareness of LGBT+ Rights violations, of which there are hundreds of cases still being reported around the world on a daily basis. This year’s theme is ‘Alliances for Solidarity’, which is to focus attention on strengthening our movement by creating unifying alliances, from within as well as externally, as no battle can be won in isolation.
 
Adam Khan, Trustee, Coventry Pride commented:
“Observances such as the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia are very important for our community as many of our friends in the LGBT+ community suffer from discrimination and persecution for just being who they are. If we all did just one thing to combat this, it could make someone’s day better, or even save a life. Even if it is just checking up on a friend, or challenging someone who is misinformed. Together, we can work for a better world where everyone is accepted, regardless of what identity they may be.”