The global pandemic is far from over and will have long lasting impact on social activism, safety & security, access to health services and access to justice creating a wider gap in the fight against SGBV, neither the existence of national laws, nor the prevalence of custom can ever justify the abuse, attacks, torture and indeed killings that queer, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender persons are subjected to just because of who they are or are perceived to be.
Stigma attached to issues surrounding sexual orientation and gender identity, violence against LBQ persons needs to STOP and that means us coming together to resist, support and heal wholesomely.
Hence our 2021 IDAHOT theme resist, support and heal wholesomely.
The International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia is observed on May 17 and aims to coordinate international events that raise awareness of LGBT rights violations and stimulate interest in LGBT rights work worldwide.
By 2016, the commemorations had taken place in 132 countries and even countries that criminalized LGBQ celebrate and join in the fight for Equal rights for everyone.