May 17th is 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. For 35 years, we have been on the front lines of the fight to end homophobia, transphobia and biphobia in our communities, and although we have much to celebrate, there is still much work to do.
This years theme is ‘Together: Resisting, Supporting, Healing’, a powerful and timely message in 2021. You can show your support today by sharing one of the beautiful posters from the official IDAHOBT website May17.org
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!