International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia

16 05 2009

via Feministe:

May 17th (tomorrow!) is the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (commonly referred to as IDAHO).  Click here to view the website.  This year, IDAHO is focusing on transphobia.  

You can sign the official appeal to the United Nations to reject transphobia and respect gender identity here.  To view the full appeal in pdf form, click here.

From the website for IDAHO:

Each year, the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (the “IDAHO”, as it is usually called), will see actions and initiatives take place in many countries and contexts and on many different issues.

All these activities and initiatives are a very strong signal to all, decisions makers, public opinion, civil rights movements, human rights defenders, etc. throughout the world that our fights for our Rights as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, queer, intersex, etc… is vibrant!

The Day provides all different kind of actors with a very powerful opportunity to express their demands and to advocate for their case. Each year also, the IDAHO aims at using the extra public, political and media attention that it provides at all levels to highlight one specific aspect of the struggle for sexual rights.

Since the appeal is international, anyone can sign!



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