News Article | May 17, 2023 | 00:00
On IDAHOT (International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia), we want to encourage those who risk their lives to promote and protect LGBTIQ+ rights.
- To draw attention to the violence and discrimination experienced by lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgenders, intersex, and all other people of diverse sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, and sexual characteristics. was enacted in 2004.
- Why May 17th? This is the day he decided in 1990 that the World Health Organization would remove homosexuality from its list of mental disorders.
- This year’s theme is Always Together: United in Diversity.
For IDAHOT, we spoke with Purity, a Ugandan transactivist living in Sweden. Purity is a trans woman, founder of Kenya’s Trans Refugee Initiative, Director of Transgender Europe (TGEU), Rainbow Refugee Sweden, and Miss Trans Global representing Uganda.
She shared her powerful story of overcoming obstacles and becoming who she is. Her testimony inspires us all and reminds us why it is so important to promote and strengthen equal rights for her LGBTIQ+ community around the world.
The Dutch Embassy, in partnership with Regnbågsfonden, will host a closed-door event in June in support of equal rights for the LGBTIQ+ community.
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