Country page 2023 – UK


Most country pages feature announcements of events that were directly registered on our site.
More information on what is happening for the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia can be found on our social media.

Dudley IDAHOBIT event 2023

Location: Coronation Gardens, Priory Road, Dudley, DY1 1HF, UK
Date: Wednesday, 17 May 2023
Time: 11:30 – 12:30
Info: Rainbow flag to be raised on the Council House and Dudley Castle – viewed from the Gardens.
Guest speakers


Location: Sheffield Winter Gardens, S1 2LH, Sheffield, UK
Date: Wednesday, 17 May 2023
Time: 18:00
Info: For over 10 years, Sheffield has held a public rally on IDAHoBiT culminating in a ‘1 minute noise’. This idea of noise as opposed to silence has been adopted by other cities in the UK and in other countries. (Whistles and ear plugs will be available!) There will be contributions from a range of LGBTQ+ organisations and individuals with a variety of public speakers and contributors.

A fundraiser for the LGBTQIA+ community of Uganda

Location: The Jolly Farmers, 20 Paradise Street, Oxford, UK
Date: Wednesday, 17 May 2023
Time: 18:00 – 20:00
Info: On 21 March the Ugandan government outlawed the right to identify as a member of the LGBTQIA+ community in Uganda. The Ugandan LGBTQIA+ community is seeking to survive this new law in a number of ways. This event will explore the history of the LGTBQIA+ community in Uganda, the laws that have been used to oppress them, and the ways in which we can support them as they face this most recent challenge. As well as presenting information about this community, this event will also serve as a space for questions and discussion regarding this community and how best to provide them aid. As a warning for attendees, sensitive issues and topics will be discussed.

Information stand at Wrexham Maelor Hospital

Location: Wrexham Maelor Hospital Foyer, Croesnewydd Road, Wrexham, LL13 7TD, UK
Date: Wednesday, 17 May 2023
Time: 14:00 – 16:00
Info: Information stand – Equality team and Victim Support organisation. All staff, patients and carers and visitors to the hospital are welcome to say hello and gain information about reporting hate crime / hate incidents and how to gain support.

Leeds IDAHoBiT2023

Location: Dortmund Square, Leeds City Centre, LS2 8RE, UK
Date: Saturday, 13 May 2023
Time: 10:00 – 16:00
Info: The Angels of Freedom in partnership with the Leeds City Council LGBT+ Community Hub are hosting this event, providing engagement activities across Dortmund Square and the Age UK buildings. Visit us on the day to chat with community groups and organisations, or drop into our pop up (pay as you feel) café.

VCCB Business walks to work

Location: Greencoat House, Francis Street, London, SW1P 1DH
Date: Wednesday, 17 May 2023
Time: 8:00
Info: Teamspirit and Harvard (communications agencies, part of VCCP Business) will be walking to work to raise money for Mind Out on IDAHOBIT – aligned with Mental Health Awareness Week. We are using the walk to discuss queer issues, to fight the efforts to break up the queer community, and to stand together against fascism.

West Northants Council IDAHOBIT

Location: Northampton
Date: Wednesday, 17 May 2023
Time: 12:00
Info: Each year West Northants Council welcomes colleagues, partners and the community to join us for a civic ceremony to mark the day. Speeches are followed by a minute of noise to commemorate the day and for all those unable to speak out. Local LGBTQ services also attend to provide advice and information.

Trade Unions vs. LGBTphobia: a webinar

Location: Online
Date: Wednesday, 17 May 2023
Time: 16h00 CEST / 2.00 PM UTC
Info: An engaging conversation with Cleve Jones, legendary LGBTI community activist and union organiser with UNITE HERE, Phyll Opuku-Gyimah of UK Black Pride and LGBTI trade union leaders from Peru, Canada, Thailand and Lebanon. Learn about the struggles within and by trade unions for inclusion, representation and rights. Interpretation in English, español, français and การตีความภาษาไทย. Free. Everyone welcome.

IDAHOBIT flag raising

Location: Number One Riverside, Rochdale
Date: Wednesday, 17 May 2023
Time: 10:00
Info: The Deputy Mayor will raise the pride progress flag followed by refreshments inside the building.

Friday Lunch – IDAHOBIT

Location: Square Deal, Huntly
Date: 19 May 2023
Time: 13:00
Info: As part of Aberdeenshire Wellbeing Festival, Berkeley Wilde and Abhainn Macleod join us for a collaborative talk between Four Pillars and The Diversity Trust. They’ll be talking to us about the meaning and theme for IDAHOBIT – the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia which is celebrated across the world in May. They’ll also be sharing facts and stats from the journeys of solidarity movements aligned with the LGBTQ+ communities, including the intersections of race, class, gender and other struggles for liberation.
Berkley is the Founder and CEO of The Diversity Trust, a community interest company whose mission is to ‘influence social change to create a fairer and safer society’, and who now have an office in Huntly. Abhainn is one of the LGBT+ Outreach Coordinators at Four Pillars, a Grampian charity dedicated to supporting the mental, emotional, physical, and sexual health of the LGBT+ community.

IDAHOBIT Online Event – Together always: united in diversity

Location: Online
Date: Wednesday 17 May 2023
Time: 13:30
Info: forum+ is proud to present an online event to commemorate International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia.
This online event will explore the origin and importance of IDAHOBIT, provide you with insight into the work of forum+, and will cover some practical ways we can all stand together in support of LGBTQ+ inclusion.
We are delighted to present a conversation with Rita Hirani, co-founder of legendary Club Kali, social entrepreneur and trainer.
Comments, contributions and questions will be very welcome from attendees. The event is an open and inclusive space for people from LGBTQ+ groups and communities, and allies, who are interested in learning more about LGBTQ+ rights and how we can all stand “Together Always, United in Diversity”.
There will be an opportunity to share insights, network, and to discuss the challenges and opportunities people experience living as an LGBTQ+ person in the UK and internationally today.
To register for the event please visit

Bury Council

Location: Knowsley Place
Date: Wednesday 17 May 2023
Time: 9:30
Info: Progress flag raising

LGBTQIA+ Domestic Abuse Survivor support group

Location: The Library Bar & Lounge, Doncaster, UK
Date: 18 May 2023
Time: 13:00 – 15:00
Info: Runs every fortnight.supporting survivors of domestic abuse.

Queer Holiness: The Gift of LGBTQI+ People to the Church

Location: St Bride’s Church Percy St Liverpool L8 7LT
Date: 21 May 2023
Time: 16:00
Info: Queer people are a gift to the church – if only the church could and would open its eyes and see. Join priest, psychiatrist and author Charlie Bell in conversation with Ellen Loudon, Director of Social Justice for the Diocese of Liverpool exploring how the liberation of LGBTQI+ people is not only for LGBTQI+ people – it is a task for the whole people of God.’
Stay on after the talk to join St Bride’s LGBTQI+ worship community, Open Table Liverpool, for a service of Holy Communion to which everyone is #morethanwelcome
SUNDAY 21st May 2023, 4.00pm to 5.30pm. You’re welcome to stay on for the Communion Service which starts at 6.30pm with refreshments from 6.00pm. This is a free event and no booking required. Parking is available in the church grounds.

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