May 17 marks IDAHOBIT day to celebrate the LGBTQ2 community
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May 17 marks IDAHOBIT day to celebrate the LGBTQ2 community

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May 17 marks IDAHOBIT day to celebrate the LGBTQ2 community. Homosexuality was once considered a disease

The International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia is observed on 17 May to raise awareness of LGBTI rights.

Every year on 17 May, the world celebrates International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia. The date marks the decision in 1990 to remove homosexuality from the International Classification of Diseases of the World Health Organization, and aims to raise awareness of LGBTI rights work worldwide.

International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia, is used to show support and raise public awareness of issues affecting the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) community, and pay tribute to the hard work of LGBTI people around the world to ensure human rights and dignity for all.

May 17 marks IDAHOBIT day to celebrate the LGBTQ2 community

We continue to be committed to protecting all people from violence and discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity and ensuring that every individual enjoys equal opportunities.

The International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia has received official recognition from several States, international institutions such as the European Parliament, and by countless local authorities. Most United Nations agencies also mark the Day with specific events. may17.org/

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