What IDAHOBIT means and why we mark it

A pink background with four hearts facing together made of different colours from the pride progress flag.

International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersex-phobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT) takes place every year on 17 May. It is a day where we celebrate the commitment to the full enjoyment of human rights for all. It celebrates LGBTIQ+ people globally.

On 17 May 1990, the World Health Organization removed homosexuality from the classification of diseases and related health problems. This was a bold commitment at the time, but more needs to be done.

This year´s theme is ‘No one left behind: equality, freedom and justice for all’. This is a call for unity: only through solidarity for each other will we create a world without injustice, where no one is left behind.

The Pride progress flag will be raised outside Time Square in a show of solidarity with the aims of IDAHOBIT.

Bracknell Forest will host its second official Pride in July, showing our commitment to helping promote genuine equality and celebrate diversity.