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ABOUT MAY 17

30 YEARS OF IDAHOBIT

30 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 LGBTIQ people globablly, and raise awareness for the work still needed

WAYS TO CELEBRATE

At Home

It doesn't matter if you're at home - there are still a heap of ways you can celebrate IDAHOBIT.

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At School / Uni

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

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At Work

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

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GO RAINBOW

Deck your home out with rainbows! 100% of proceeds from every single purchase goes towards supporting LGBTIQ youth Australia-wide.

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GO SOCIAL

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

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AUSTRALIAN STATS

75%

Of LGBTIQ youth experience some form of discrimination.

61%

Of LGBTIQ youth experience verbal abuse.

19%

Of LGBTIQ youth experience physical bullying.

24.4%

Of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual people experience depression

36.2%

Of Trans Australians experience depression
COMPARED TO

6.8%

Of the general population who experience depression
Hillier, L., et al. (2010). Writing themselves in 3: The 3rd national study on the sexual health and wellbeing of SSAGQ young people. Melbourne: ARCSHS.
LGBTI People: Mental Health & Suicide

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.

SO WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?

100% OF FUNDS RAISED GO TO PROGRAMS THAT SUPPORT LGBTIQ AUSTRALIANS