Pascal Loizeau from DDaT has provided a quick blog for Kaleidoscope to share....
Yesterday (17 May) was the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia and this year’s theme is “Our Bodies, Our Lives, Our Rights”.
The day is marked worldwide, including in 37 countries where same sex acts are still illegal. It was created in 2004 to raise awareness of the violence and discrimination faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people, including all people who have diverse gender identities or gender expressions.
The date of 17 May was chosen for IDAHoBiT as this was the date in 1990 when the World Health Organisation finally declassified homosexuality as a mental illness. Despite this, LGBT+ people across the world continue to face hate, discrimination, and violence.
You join the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #IDAHoBiT.
Reporting homophobia, biphobia and transphobia at the University
The University of Bath believes that every member of staff and every student should be treated with dignity and respect, and has the right to work, study and be taught in a supportive environment that is free from harassment, bullying and victimisation.