Celebrating IDAHOT

May 17, 2020

Today is the 30th anniversary of the World Health Organization removing homosexuality from its list of mental disorders, and since 2005 has been celebrated internationally as the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia. The AIDS Network is proud to stand with our friends and partners in our communities, alongside people and organizations in over 130 countries in marking today as a day to reflect on how far we have come, and how far we still need to go in order to eliminate stigma and marginalization of queer and trans people. 

This years theme is ‘Breaking the Silence’ which given the current circumstances feels very appropriate. The organization behind IDAHOT every year ( may17.org )  has some great suggestions for ways to observe today from home https://may17.org/dont-give-up-the-fight-ideas-for-action-under-lockdown/

We hope you join us in marking this day to raise awareness, and to renew our commitment to fighting for the rights, dignity and equity of people who are marginalized due to their gender and/or sexual orientation. From all of us at The AIDS Network, Happy International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia!