IDAHOT ( International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia) is an annual event created to draw attention to the violence and discrimination experienced by lesbian, gay, transexual and intersex (LGBTI) people and all those who do not conform to majority sexual orientation and gender identity norms.
May 17th, is commemorated each year as a reminder of May 17th,1990 when the World Health Organization declassified homosexuality as a mental disorder. While no longer a mental disorder, LGBTI people still experience discrimination, harassment, abuse and violence on a daily basis in their own communities.
For some understanding of what it is like to be of a different sexual orientation or gender identity to the Australian norm, please watch these Freedom Stories videos
“ ...just because of their sexuality or gender identity, many Australians are separated from family and friends, harassed in their workplace or on the sporting field, abused by their neighbours or assaulted on the street” (Nicolas Parkhill, ACON CEO)
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