• May 17

    The International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

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

Moving videos made for May 17 2020 celebrations


Many beautiful videos were made this year to celebrate the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia. Among many campaign videos, video declarations and personal testimonies, we have selected a few of them that we found particularly moving.



IKEA’s special release for May 17

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