Our theme in 2023: Together always: united in diversity

This year's theme, "Together always: united in diversity," was decided through a large consultation with LGBTQIA+ organisations from around the world.

This theme will allow for advocacy and celebrations in many forms – be them from human rights defenders, LGBTQIA+ civil society groups, millions of people in our communities, and our allies.

In a time where the progress made by our LGBTQIA+ communities worldwide is increasingly at risk, it is crucial to recognise the power of solidarity, community, and allyship across different identities, movements, and borders. When we unite, in all our beautiful diversity, we can really bring about change!

By coming together and raising our voices, we can make a difference in the lives of LGBTQIA+ individuals and communities worldwide.

How are you planning to mark this year’s IDAHOBIT? Let us know at contact(at)may17.org or idahobit(at)ilga.org, and don’t forget to register your events for them to be shown in our global map of initiatives!

IDAHOBIT 2023 Communications kit

We would like to encourage you to take an active role in this year's campaign, and to help us spread the word about the importance of this day. To assist you in this effort, we have prepared a comprehensive Communications kit that includes information and resources to make it easier for you to get involved.

Our kit includes guidelines on how individuals and organisations can participate and engage with the campaign, a timeline to help you plan your activities, and suggestions for copies to use on different social media platforms. We believe that, with your help, we can make a significant impact in our collective efforts to end homophobia, transphobia, and biphobia.

Important note: Events around 17 May go by different names and acronyms, and that’s okay. The Committee who started working around the date back in 2004 currently uses IDAHOBIT, and will therefore use the hashtags #IDAHOBIT and #IDAHOBIT2023

Although we have seen the translation of the “I” as “intersexism,” this is a term considered to be vague and misleading. After consulting with Intersex organisations, we ask everyone to please refrain from using this term and use the term “intersexphobia” instead. Also note that the name of the Day does not currently include “intersexphobia,” as there is no global consensus among Intersex communities that this should be included in the remit of 17 May.

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