Books celebrate the International Day Against Homophobia

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05/17/2023

International Day Against Homophobia. It is celebrated on Wednesday, May 17th, in remembrance of the date on which the term with the suffix ‘ism’ was disregarded, assuming the correct one: homosexuality. On the same date, the word was excluded from the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD) of the  World Health Organization (WHO), on the corresponding date, 1990. In Brazil, the occasion is included in the official calendar of the country since 2010. Homosexuality is not a sexual ‘option’. It is the guidance of desire. It is worth noting that the purpose of this date is to discuss the most varied types of prejudice against different sexual orientations and gender identities, in addition to generating the development of civil awareness about the importance of criminalizing homophobia.
Every form of love is valid and it is necessary to know how to respect differences. For this reason, BibliON – São Paulo’s free digital library – has separated books on the theme so that everyone can enjoy and learn about the cause.

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