South Africa’s Queer Community Marks IDAHOBIT 2024

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05/18/2024

Several events were held across South Africa this week to commemorate the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia (IDAHOBIT), under the 2024 theme of “No one left behind: Equality, Freedom, and Justice for All”. IDAHOBIT is celebrated on 17 May to mark the World Health Organization’s decision in 1990 to declassify homosexuality as a mental disorder. It is an opportunity to highlight the violence and discrimination experienced by LGBTIQ people across the globe. On 14 May, Beyond the Margins, in collaboration with Iranti and in partnership with the Delegation of the European Union, the Embassy of Sweden and the Delegation of Flanders, held a screening in Pretoria of four documentaries that shed light on the challenges faced by intersex and transgender people, parents and allies across Southern Africa.

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