International Day Against
Homophobia, Transphobia & Biphobia
Celebrating diversity & advocating for the rights of LGBTQIA+ people.
May 17th 2023
"Together always: united in diversity"
The International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia (IDAHOBIT) is celebrated every year on 17 May. It is a global campaign aimed at raising awareness about the ongoing discrimination, violence, and marginalisation faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and intersex people, and all of those with diverse sexual orientations, gender identities or expressions, and sex characteristics. The campaign seeks to celebrate diversity and advocate for the rights of LGBTQIA+ people.
In a time where the progress made by our LGBTQIA+ communities worldwide is increasingly at risk, it is crucial to recognise the power of solidarity, community, and allyship across different identities, movements, and borders. When we unite, in all our beautiful diversity, we can really 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 May 17th 2023, International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia & Biphobia let's get together, resist discrimination, and promote healing!
How you can support this campaign:
Raise awareness about the ongoing discrimination and violence faced by LGBTQIA+ people.
Encourage individuals, organisations, agencies, and other key actors to take action in promoting equality and celebrating diversity.
Advocate for the rights of LGBTQIA+ people, particularly those who belong to further marginalised groups.
Create a platform for LGBTQIA+ people to share their stories and experiences.
Foster a sense of community and solidarity among LGBTQIA+ people and their allies in your community.
Click on an image to download prepared posts for social media. Each picture represents a different message.
Click on the poster to download and display to show your support for LGBTQIA+ members of our communities.
LGBTQIA+ Support Services:
LGBT Ireland offers a comprehensive range of services which provide support and information on issues relating to sexuality and gender identity through a national helpline, online chat support and peer support groups.
BeLonGTo is an LGBT youth organisation in Ireland which caters for young people aged between 14–23 years and provides advice and support to parents.
The National Gender Service (NGS) provides a holistic approach to gender care. They have a multidisciplinary team and is a fully public service provided by the HSE. Their Gender Family Support Line can be reached at 01 907 3707
GenderED.ie is an information resource for families of gender-variant children and young transgender people.
Transgender Equality Network Ireland (TENI) offers a range of support services that aim to increase the well-being of trans people and their families by providing support that mitigates common experiences of isolation, misunderstanding and exclusion.