About IDAHOBIT May 17
International Day Against LGBTQIA+ Discrimination
Join millions of people around the world go rainbow against LGBTQIA+ discrimination on May 17.
Why IDAHOBIT is still important today
of LGBTQIA+ employees in Australia are not out to everyone at work. (Out at Work, 2018).
2 in 3
LGBTQIA+ youth experience abuse due to their identity.
of LGBTQIA+ Australians have experienced verbal abuse in the past 12 months.
About May 17
On May 17, 1990 - the World Health Organisation removed homosexuality from the Classification of Diseases. While we celebrate this milestone and other advancements in LGBTQIA+ equality, the unfortunate reality is that there's still more work to do.
LGBTQIA+ people in Australia still today experience disproportionate rates of bullying, harassment and discrimination.
478,986 people attend registered IDAHOBIT activities in Australia last year alone - with 97% of activity organisers reporting the day made ongoing change.
IDAHOBIT is More Than a Day
LGBTQIA+ Inclusion All Year-Round
Find out how your IDAHOBIT activities improve the lives of LGBTQIA+ youth across Australia throughout the year.
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Your donations keep us going
Minus18 Foundation Ltd is a registered Australian charity. All donations are tax-deductible.