On 18th May 2015, Local lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) groups will show their support for people around the world experiencing violence and discrimination due to sexual orientation, and gender identity or expression.
The event which will take place on the steps of Huddersfield Town Hall marks the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia.
Local groups, including Huddersfield Gay Group, Sisters SHOUT, Yorkshire Mixtures, will mark the day by waving rainbow flags and banners.
#IDAHOT is the largest LGBTI solidarity day to ever take place, with over 1,000 events taking place in more than 120 countries worldwide – upholding human rights for all, irrespective of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.
The awareness day was created in 2004 to draw the attention to the violence and discrimination experienced by LGBTI people internationally.
Did you know ?
- In 81 countries same sex relationships are still illegal
- In 10 countries people in same sex relationships could face the death penalty.
- 70% of the world population live under laws and regulations that limit freedom of expression around sexual orientation and gender identity.
- Until 17th May 1990 homosexuality was listed as a mental disorder by the World Health Organization.
International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia is now celebrated in more than 130 countries. Major international institutions, including the UN, EU and World Bank support the important day.