The International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia was created in 2004 to draw the attention of policy-makers, opinion leaders, social movements, the public and the media to the violence and discrimination experienced by LGBTI people internationally.
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. IDAHOBIT is the largest LGBTI solidarity event to take place throughout the globe, with over 1,000 events taking place in more than 130 countries worldwide including 37 where same-sex acts are illegal.
Fat Beehive is a passionate supporter of the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT) and is proud to have worked with the Human Dignity Trust – improving their digital presence to help them work with LGBT activists globally.
Fat Beehive have also been shortlisted as Charity Partner of the Year for our work supporting Croydon Pride, a Croydon based charity that not only puts on Londons second largest Pride festival but supports and campaigns for greater LGBT+ tolerance.
As CEO of Fat Beehive I’m so proud to support and celebrate the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia & Transphobia. We join the global commemoration of the LGBTI rights won and will continue supporting organisations working to end violence against LGBT+ people worldwide. It is an important reminder that currently at least five countries sentence people to death for their sexuality and there’s still legal and social oppression in many more countries. Indeed, even in a tolerant city like London, LGBT people face violence and abuse.