International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT)

17th May 2021 - 17th May 2021
Celebrate IDAHOBIT this 17th May to raise awareness and campaign for equal rights for LGBT+ people.


IDAHOBIT stands for the ‘International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism and Transphobia’ which is a globally recognised date falling on 17th May every year. The date of May 17th was specifically chosen to commemorate the World Health Organization’s decision in 1990 to declassify homosexuality as a mental disorder. Since this time, the movement has gained momentum globally and is observed in many businesses and sectors.

It serves as a reminder each year of the work which is still needed to achieve LGBTQ equality. The day represents a major global annual landmark to draw the attention of decision makers, the media, the public, corporations, opinion leaders and local authorities to the things they can do to support creating equal rights for people with diverse sexual orientations, gender identities or expressions, and sex characteristics.


How can we celebrate IDAHOBIT?

There are lots of things we can do to celebrate this special day including; raising awareness (try sharing the posters and videos below!), taking part in competitions (ask your school to take part by using the assembly video below!), and being an ally to LGBT+ people in your community (online & offline!) through sharing positive messages about gender and sexuality diversity.


Posters, free to use and share!

Competition & School Assembly Video

Events announced for IDAHOBIT 2021!

Watch the Video: ‘UN Free & Equal- It’s Time