Wednesday 17 May is the International Day Against LGBTQIA+ Discrimination (IDAHOBIT).

IDAHOBIT is the anniversary of 17 May 1990, when the World Health Organisation removed homosexuality from the International Classification of Diseases (ICD).

This year’s theme is: ‘Together always: united in diversity’.

SUPRA remains firm in our fight against LGBTQIA+ discrimination. While we can celebrate the progress that has been made, there is still a long way to go. Same sex activity is still criminalised in 67 countries. Attacks on trans people continue, with distressing increases in attacks on trans healthcare and legal rights. We are also witnessing a worrying rise in far-right attacks on LGBTQIA+ communities, both in Australia and abroad.

The only way to fight this discrimination is to fight together.

‘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’ –

What can you do?

As an ally:

Get support:

  • TransHub has lots of useful information, including a good list of crisis support services.
  • Twenty10 has support services for LGBTQIA+ adults and youth, including transitional housing for people aged 17–25 years.
  • The Gender Centre has services and support for the trans and gender-diverse community, including emergency accommodation and counselling services.