IDAHOBIT 2019: Focus on Justice and protection for all

From Monday 13 May, Monash will celebrate a week of LGBTIQ community events marking the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT).

May 17 commemorates the World Health Organization's decision to declassify homosexuality as a mental disorder in 1990 and has been celebrated since 2004 to highlight the violence and discrimination experienced by the LGBTIQ community.

This year the theme is Justice and Protection for All. It reminds us that injustice, fear and danger are present in the lives of many LGBTIQ communities here and around the world. Across the globe, 72 states still criminalise same-sex sexual relations, while only 63 states provide some form of anti-discrimination protection. We don't believe that's fair.

The LGBTIQ community will celebrate with a week of events including:

  • Flag Raising Ceremony
  • MPA Queer – Inqueery about Sport Inclusion
  • Monash Connect: Art + Morning tea
  • GLEAM + QueersInScience Networking and Bar Night
  • Queer 101 training

See a full list of events on the IDAHOBIT website.

Come and help us celebrate and send a message to the world – we want justice and protection for all.