International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia – May 17

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International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia is observed every year on 17th May. The main aim to observe this day is to coordinate worldwide events that raise awareness of LGBT Rights violations. This day is observed in more than 130 countries since 2013.

What is LGBT Rights?

LGBT Rights means a Law which affect Lesbians, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) people. Each and every county has different LGBT Laws. These LGBT People fight for everything to get legal recognition to the society such as Legal recognition of same sex marriage, other types of partnerships. Many countries have death penalty laws and imprisonment up to life laws against LGBT people. That’s why they are fighting to get proper recognition.

Day Against Homophobia:

This day is started to consider in 2004 with a long year campaign. After completed this campaign, on 17th May, 2005, the first international day against Homophobia is observed with more than 20000 individuals and organizations as well. Some of the well-known organizations which took part to observe this day are International Lesbian and Gay Association (ILGA), International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commision (IGLHRC), World Congress of LGBT Jews and Coalition of African Lesbians. These all organizations signed an appeal to supprt IDAHO Initiative.

Day Against Transphobia:

In Homophobia campaign, Transphobia is added in 2009. Transphobia means violation and discrimination against Transgender people. All activities in this campaign are focused every year to the Transphobia as well. After that anew petition was launched with the help of LGBT organization in 2009. This petition for transphobia is supported by more than 300 NGOs in more than 75 countries globally. After they decided to observed Transphobia day on 17th May every year. After this observation, France became the first country of the world to solve all the issues of transgender.

Must Read: May 17 is also Observed as a World Telecommunication and Information Society Day

Day Against Biphobia:

After solving the issue of Transgender, France also legalized same sex marriage from 18th May, 2013. France decided to legalize this decision on 17th May, 2013. After 2 years, Biphobia also added to the Homophobia and transphobia campaign and then also started to observe on 17th May every year.

We can say that there are the prper agenda and process to observed International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia every year on 17th May. LGBT People are also the citizen of our country and also they are human kind. So we must support them and never think against them. At least they are a human and they can live their life at their own way.In the random event things get too hectic and unruly for LGBT, you might want to consider this personal injury attorney for this and many other legal matters to help protect your rights.

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