19 May

We are all HUMAN: IDAHOT 2021

We are colorful; we are diverse; we are all HUMAN

On May 17, 2021, SIDC celebrated the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT) to sensitize the general public about the various forms of stigmatization and discrimination that the LGBTQ++ community, is subjected to.

“We are colorful; we are diverse; we are all HUMAN. Let’s put the “human” back into humanity and work collectively to fight all types of discrimination”.

With the financial support of the European Union and in partnership with ACTED, a video has been released on various social media platforms showing members of the LGBTQ++ community talking about humanity, acceptance and fighting for diversity, gender equality and freedom.

Moreover, SIDC has been always supporting the LGBTQ++ community by documenting the human rights violations they face, empowering them through provision of support services and capacity building trainings and advocating for their employment rights in Lebanon.

International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia: A worldwide Celebration of sexual and gender diversities.

The date of May 17th was specifically chosen to commemorate the World Health Organization’s decision in 1990 to declassify homosexuality as a mental disorder.

Even if every year a “global focus issue” is promoted, the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia is not one centralized campaign; rather it is a moment that everyone can take advantage of to take action, on whatever issue and in whatever format that they wish.

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