International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO) in London was this year supported for the very first time by London LGBT+ Community Pride on May 17th, 5pm in Trafalgar Square.
Wendyl Harris from Pride in London said, “We were honoured to join the global community marking this important international event. Homosexuality remains a criminal offence in 76 countries around the world, and punishable by death in a further 8 countries, yet many of our LGBTQI friends oversees were celebrating IDAHO and looking to London for inspiration. IDAHO’s theme this year is marriage equality which compliments this year’s Pride Parade on June 29th: Love (& Marriage).
Pride in London IDAHO flashmob
Derek Lennard, IDAHO-UK co-ordinator said, “This year’s London IDAHO was a great example of communities working together. We’re grateful to The Place, GALHA and The Central London Humanists for rehearsing their moves. It was an enormous boost to campaigners tackling gender identity discrimination everywhere. Only this week we read of another horrific hate crime in Russia, and many of our own LGBT+ hate crimes still go unreported. IDAHO is proving to be a positive movement for change, empowering communities affected by discrimination to link hands around the world and put on their own events.”
Find out more about IDAHO
Information about International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia and events happening near you, can be found on www.dayagainsthomophobia.org