• May 17

    The International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

The theme for 2022 is out !

We are happy and proud to announce that a large consultation with LGBTQI+ organisations worldwide has identified the theme for the 2022 edition of the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia:

“Our Bodies, Our Lives, Our Rights”

A great theme under which many forms of advocacy are possible: claiming our rights to live our sexualities and to express our gender(s) freely, but also demanding to be from physical violence, from conversion so-called “therapies” to forced sterilisation of Trans and Intersex people.

A theme that reminds us that many of us across the world live LGBTQI-phobias in their very flesh every day and that our bodies are being abused, ruining our lives. Our bodies are our lives. And we have a right to live free and in dignity!

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT ON THE NAME OF THE DAY

 

The May 17 Day is going by many different names and acronyms, and that’s OK.

The Committee who create the Day back in 2004 and is managing its global visibility currently uses both

IDAHOTB and IDAHOBIT

We have seen lately that several groups translate the “I” with “intersexism”. We have consulted with Intersex organisations who consider this term to be vague and misleading.

We therefore ask everyone to please refrain from using the term “intersexism” and prefer the term “intersexphobia”. Please also note that the name of the Day currently does not explicitly include Intersexphobia as there is no global consensus among the Intersex communities that this should be included in the remit of May 17.

May 17 2021 in video

Instead of our traditional annual photo album, we edited this year a collage of some of the major events that took place for the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, on and around May 17.

We hope this video will share a sense of how vibrant and diverse this year’s celebration have been, despite the challenging context of COVID-19.

For more detailed information, please read our short report HERE.

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