Friday, May 18, 2012

IDAHO in Liverpool for 2012

The International Day Against Homophobia, Bi-phobia and Transphobia (IDAHO) is celebrated on 17 May each year.  The day calls for respect for lesbians, gays, bisexual and transgendered people worldwide.

May 17 was chosen as the day of the event because homosexuality was removed from the International Classification of Diseases of the World Health Organisation (WHO) on May 17, 1990.

In Liverpool, a range of events including, IDAHO 50, the Navajo Merseyside LGBT Chartermark Awards, Stanley Street Quarter commemorations on Saturday and Liverpool City Council at the Town Hall on Sunday, will mark IDAHO with a single message of campaigning against homophobia.

On Stanley Street on Saturday 19 May, from 10am to 3pm:

Liverpool City Council
- Fostering and Adoption Service
- Registry Office, Hate Crime
- Youth Service
- Anti-Homophobic Bullying
- Stanley Street Quarter
Merseyside Probation
Queer Notions
Liverpool Pride
Liverpool Hope LGBT
Liverpool John Moores University

Together with other organisations and their supporters will highlight their work to campaign against homophobia with a range of exhibits and information stalls to engage the public about this important work.

Photo: Councillors Louise Baldock and Gary Millar with Lord Mayor, Councillor Frank Prendergast planting pansies in the grounds of St Luke's Church on Leece Street, with the artist and pansy project creator Paul Harfleet on 17th May 2012.

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