About the week
Acknowledged worldwide since 2004, IDAHOBIT brings attention to the ongoing violence towards the LGBTIQ community, and celebrates the richness of diverse human experience. This day of global awareness takes place each year on May 17, a significant date in the ongoing fight for equality: On this day in 1990, the World Health Organisation declassified homosexuality as a mental disorder. Over 130 countries now celebrate IDAHOBIT.
At Monash, we honour IDAHOBIT with a week in which our community comes together to share stories, learn, teach and celebrate our LGBTIQ community.