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International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT)


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Celebrating IDAHOBIT

The International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT) was created in 2004 to highlight the violence and discrimination experienced by the LGBTIQ community internationally. The date, May 17, was specifically chosen to commemorate the World Health Organization's decision in 1990 to declassify homosexuality as a mental disorder.

At Monash University we are committed to the development of an inclusive, safe, and respectful culture both on campus and in the broader community. We are proud to be celebrating IDAHOBIT with a week of events and activities (15 - 18 May) in partnership with the Monash Student Association, MONSU Caulfield, MONSU Peninsula, the Monash Postgraduate Association, the Monash Parkville Student Union and the Parkville Postgraduate Association, across the Caulfield, Clayton, Parkville and Peninsula campuses.

Photography exhibition

Families is the theme for IDAHOBIT 2017, with a focus on examining the role families play in the well-being of their LGBTIQ members and respecting the rights of LGBTIQ (or rainbow) families. Diversity and Inclusion invites Monash students and staff to share a photo that represents what family means to them in the spirit of IDAHOBIT. Photos will be exhibited on the Northern Plaza screen throughout the week.

Email a copy of your photograph to

The file must be in JPG format with a file size minimum of 2mb and maximum of 8mb

Please also include:

  1. Title of the work
  2. Name of photographer
  3. Completed consent form (pdf 250kb) for each identifiable person in the image

Timetable of events