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No one left behind: equality, freedom, and justice for all

No one left behind: equality, freedom, and justice for all

International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia (IDAHOBIT) is celebrated every year on May 17. It is a global campaign aimed at raising awareness about the ongoing discrimination, violence, and marginalization faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and intersex people, as well as all those with diverse sexual orientations, gender identities or expressions, and sex characteristics.

This year’s theme, “No one left behind: equality, freedom, and justice for all,” is a call for unity and solidarity at a time of global anti-democracy and anti-rights pushback when many LGBTQIA+ individuals continue to face violence, stigma, and discrimination.

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

By coming together and raising our voices, we can make a difference in the lives of LGBTQIA+ individuals and communities worldwide. On this IDAHOBIT, let's get together, resist discrimination, and promote healing.

How to get involved

  • Spread the word on social media: Use the hashtags #IDAHOBIT and #IDAHOBIT2024 on your social media posts. Share information about the campaign and why it is important to you. Encourage your followers to share their own stories and experiences, and to join the conversation about combating homophobia, transphobia, and biphobia.
  • Educate yourself and others: Use the campaign as an opportunity to learn and inform others about the realities faced by LGBTQIA+ people. Share statistics and stories, challenge stereotypes and prejudice, and promote understanding and respect.
  • Commit beyond the day: Remember that being an ally is an ongoing process, and it's important to continually educate yourself and engage in meaningful ways to support LGBTQIA+ communities around the world.
  • Donate: Consider donating to organizations that work to support LGBTQIA+ individuals and promote their rights. This can help fund important programs and services that support the well-being of LGBTQIA+ individuals.

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