• May 17

    The International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

Disclosing theme for 2021 ! – Nous révélons le thème 2021 – Divulgamos el tema para 2021

(français ci dessous – Espanol abajo)

Dear all,

The theme for next year’s celebrations of the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia #IDAHOBIT #IDAHOTB has been voted by a large group of international and regional LGBTQI+ networks to be:

“Together: Resisting, Supporting, Healing !”

We are really thrilled by this very powerful focus, which we hope will resonate with many of you in the current context. 

Of course, as always, anyone is free to choose this theme or not.

We will soon be sending out the visual material which we create every year around the annual theme. Again, these are purely optional and we actually recommend that each participant develops their own material so that it more accurately reflects their vision.

We hope everyone is staying safe, and wish everyone good inspiration for May 17!

With kind regards

The IDAHO Committee team

PS: By the way, We remind everyone that Sogicampaigns.org is a resource centre on creative campaigning that might contain some inspiring ideas. You might also want to join our closed Facebook group of creative campaigners.

CherEs touTEs

Le thème de l’édition 2021 de la Journée internationale contre l’homophobie, la transphobie et la biphobie #IDAHOBIT #IDAHOTB a été élu par un grand groupe de réseaux LGBTQI + internationaux et régionaux:

“Ensemble: résister, soutenir, guérir!”

Nous sommes vraiment ravis de ce thème très puissant, qui, nous l’espérons, trouvera un écho chez beaucoup d’entre vous dans le contexte actuel.

Bien sûr, comme toujours, chacun est libre de choisir ce thème ou non.

Nous enverrons prochainement le matériel visuel que nous créons chaque année autour du thème annuel. Encore une fois, celui-ci est purement facultatif et nous recommandons en fait à chaque participant de développer son propre matériel afin qu’il reflète plus fidèlement sa propre vision.

Nous espérons que vous prenez tous bien soin de vous et souhaitons à touTEs une bonne inspiration pour le 17 mai!


L’équipe du comité IDAHO

Querides todes

La temática de las celebraciones del próximo año del Día Internacional contra la Homofobia, la Transfobia y la Bifobia #IDAHOBIT #IDAHOTB que ha sido elegido por un gran grupo de redes LGBTQI+ regionales e internacionales será:

“Juntes: ¡resistiendo, apoyando, sanando!”

Estamos realmente emocionades por este enfoque tan poderoso, que esperamos resuene con muches de ustedes en el contexto actual. Por supuesto, como siempre, cualquiera es libre de elegir esta temática u optar por una opción propia.

Pronto enviaremos el material visual que creamos cada año en torno a la temática anual. Nuevamente, estos son puramente opcionales y de hecho recomendamos que quien desarrolle su propio material para que refleje con mayor precisión sus objetivos.

Esperamos que todes estén seguros y les deseamos a todes inspiración y  creatividad para el próximo 17 de mayo.


El equipo del Comité IDAHO

Note on 2020 reporting on events

Every year we feature on Country Pages, which can be accessed via the interactive world map below, as much information on May 17 events as we can find. This year nevertheless due to the COVID19 situation we are not in a capacity to do so. Country pages feature announcements of events that were registered on our site. Because we don’t have the capacity to do a comprehensive report, we chose out of fairness not to report on individual events. You can find more information on what has happened this year around the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia by scrolling down our Twitter feed @may17org

The 2020 photo album is out!

 This May 17,  despite many limitations brought by the global COVID 19 pandemic, communities carried on with their celebration of the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia.

This album provides a few snapshots from the many events that were recorded. This is a somewhat random selection of what we saw on our social media. This selection is of course far from perfect and it underlines the digital divide and the strong differences in freedom of expression worldwide. Nevertheless, we hope that these few pictures bear testimony to the creativity and courage of the hundreds of organisations who were involved in celebrations around the world. It would be impossible to mention them all. As a matter of fairness, we chose not to mention any individual organisation. Our Twitter feed @may17org provides more detailed coverage of events and organisers

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