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ABOUT MAY 17

30+ YEARS OF IDAHOBIT

31 years ago - on May 17, 1990 - the World Health Organization removed homosexuality from the Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems.
International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Interphobia & Transphobia (IDAHOBIT) celebrates LGBTQIA+ people globally, and raises awareness for the work still needed to combat discrimination.

WAYS TO CELEBRATE

With Mates

IDAHOBIT isn't just for workplaces and organisations! Celebrate at home, with mates

LEARN HOW

At School / Uni

Online or in the classroom, schools can drive LGBTQIA+ inclusion through IDAHOBIT.

LEARN HOW

At Work

Digital events or small group gatherings - LGBTQIA+ inclusion is still important!

LEARN HOW

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GO SOCIAL

If it’s not online, did it even happen? Share your #IDAHOBIT adventures online – we even have some digital downloads to get you started!

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AUSTRALIAN STATS

75%

Of LGBTQIA+ youth experience some form of discrimination.(1)

77%

of Trans & Gender Diverse people report being discriminated against in the past 12 months(2).

35%

of LGBTQIA+ Australians have experienced verbal abuse in the past 12 months(2)

39%

of LGBTQIA+ people have experienced depression in the past 12 months.(2)

33%

of LGBTQIA+ people have experienced anxiety in the past 12 months.(2)
COMPARED TO

6.2%

of the general population having experienced depression in the past 12 months.(3)

RECOGNISING DISCRIMINATION

Transphobia

Describes negative feelings or actions towards someone who's trans or gender diverse. You may have heard transphobic language like ‘tr*nny’, or seen restrictions on the way that people are allowed to express their gender. Things like which uniform you’re allowed to wear or toilets you can use. Transphobia can also include abusive threats or actual physical violence, sexual harassment and deliberately excluding someone because of their gender.

Homophobia

Verbal homophobia is the most common form. Things like name-calling, rumours and abusive words ('fag’ or ‘dyke’). Phrases like “that’s so gay” which compare sexuality to words like ‘crap’ can have a negative impact.
Homophobia also include abusive threats or actual physical violence, sexual harassment and deliberately excluding someone because of their sexuality.

Biphobia

Biphobia is abuse towards someone who is attracted to more than one gender, and even includes when that person's identity is erased. This can be in the form of telling someone that their sexuality is "just a phase", or even telling them to "pick a side."

Interphobia

Intersex discrimination happens when a person is treated less favourably than another person in a similar situation because that person has physical, hormonal or genetic features that are neither wholly female nor wholly male; a combination of female and male; or neither female nor male. This can include exclusion or mistreatment in medical services.
THE IMPACT
Homophobia, Biphobia, Interphobia, and Transphobia can occur online, face to face and affect everyone by creating spaces where people feel unsafe and like they can't be themselves. Sexuality and gender identity or intersex status aren't always visible, so creating a culture where everyone feels safe, even if there aren't any visible LGBTI people is even more important.

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