Global Day Against LGBTQ+ Phobias Marked

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05/16/2024

GENEVA (16 May 2024) – Systemic discrimination and violence based on sexual orientation and gender identity are still affecting many people across the world, a group of UN and regional human rights experts* said today, calling on States to redouble efforts to put an end to that. Ahead of the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia, they issued the following statement: “The International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT), commemorated on 17 May, marks a celebration of sexual and gender diversity. This year’s 20th anniversary is an opportunity to welcome progress and draw attention to violence and discrimination experienced by people based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

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