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French minister Mounir Mahjoubi announces he is gay

French minister Mounir Mahjoubi announces he is gay

Mounir Mahjoubi, France’s Minister for Digital Technology, has announced he’s gay saying he hopes his public acknowledgement of his sexuality will help reduce homophobia. The 34 year old junior minister made the announcement on Twitter on IDAHOBIT Day – International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism and Transphobia. Mahjoubi said that homophobia “sometimes forces us to […]

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How has homophobia changed over the decades?

How has homophobia changed over the decades?

This year International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism and Transphobia embraces the theme of ‘Alliances for Solidarity’ OUTinPerth Managing Editor Graeme Watson spoke at an IDAHOBIT Day event at the Australian Taxation Office, here is a summary of what he said at the event this morning.   One of the first times I encountered homophobia […]

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IDAHOBIT: Beyond Marriage Equality – Towards Freedom

May 17th each year marks International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism and Transphobia: IDAHOBIT (Encompassing all LGBTIQ+ bodies, genders, relationships, sexualities, attractions, identities and experiences). Originally known as the International Day Against Homophobia, IDAHOBIT was established to commemorate the decision to remove homosexuality from the International Classification of Diseases of the World Health Organisation in 1990. […]

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Tony Briffa to deliver the 2018 Isabelle Lake Memorial Lecture

Tony Briffa to deliver the 2018 Isabelle Lake Memorial Lecture

Tony Briffa, one of the most prominent intersex Australians will deliver the 2018 Isabelle Lake Memorial Lecture on May 17th The lecture will take place at the University of Western Australia’s Ross Lecture Theatre on International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia. The annual lecture is named after transgender rights advocate Isabelle Lake who passed […]

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ACL angry at Queensland police for taking part in IDAHoBiT Day

ACL angry at Queensland police for taking part in IDAHoBiT Day

The Australian Christian Lobby (ACL) has complained about Queensland Police supporting International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHoBiT). Wendy Francis, the ACL’s Queensland Director, has said it is inappropriate for police to be seen wearing a rainbow coloured lanyard. Francis said the rainbow lanyard is an endorsement of marriage equality, and “re-shaping” society’s understanding […]

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IDAHOBIT Day: How can I be a part of it?

IDAHOBIT Day: How can I be a part of it?

International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexphobia and Transphobia: IDAHOBIT (Encompassing the diversity of LGBTIQ+ bodies, genders, relationships, sexualities, attractions, identities and experiences) is observed each May 17th and aims to promote events that raise awareness of LGBTIQ+ rights. Events take place in over 120 countries, in all world regions. The founders of IDAHOBIT (originally known […]

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Candlelight Vigil for HIV and AIDS Persists Through Rain and Wind

Last night a group of dedicated supporters braved the wet weather to pay tribute to those past and present whose lives have been affected by HIV and AIDS. May 17th is known to many as International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHoBiT), and as well as being a day of promoting visibility and striving […]

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May 17th is IDAHOBIT Day

May 17th is IDAHOBIT Day

Today marks 25 years since the World Health Organisation removed homosexuality from it’s official register of diseases. To note the annual passing of this important historical rights achievement IDAHO Day was launched ten years ago. Since then International Day Against Homophobia has broadened it’s acronym to include people who are transgender or bisexual as well. […]

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Equal Love Rally for IDAHoBiT Day

Equal Love Rally for IDAHoBiT Day

Equal Love have announced a rally for marriage equality to conincide with the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHoBiT Day). Supporters of marriage equality are invited to a rally in the Murray Street Mall at 1pm on Saturday May 23rd. The protest will be staged outside the enterance to the Murray Street train […]

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Participate in IDAHoBiT Online!

Participate in IDAHoBiT Online!

This Sunday May 17th marks International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHoBiT, sometimes referred to as IDAHo or IDAHoT), a day dedicated to the elimination of prejudice based on gender and sexuality. The day was created in 2004 to draw public attention to discrimination against LGBTI people. The date of May 17th was chosen […]

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