Established in 2004, the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT) aims to raise awareness of discrimination and violence against people within the LGBTIQ+ community, to drive positive change.
IDAHOBIT is held on the 17 May every year and is now celebrated in more than 130 countries world-wide. The day represents a major global milestone to draw the attention of decision makers, the media, organisations, local authorities, the public, etc. to the alarming situations faced by people with diverse sexual orientations, gender identities or expressions and sex characteristics.
IDAHOBIT reminds us that there is still a long way to go until all LGBTIQ+ people are free and safe from harm. Stonewall (the UK’s leading LGBTIQ+ charity) have shared a range of useful resources and information on how people can offer their support – For more information please visit the Stonewall website.
Would you like to become an LJMU LGBTIQ+ Ally or join the LGBTIQ+ related Staff/Student Networks?
LGBTIQ+ Staff Network:
If you are a member of LJMU/JMSU staff whom identifies as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer/Questioning, Plus (+) and would like to join the LJMU Together (LGBTIQ+) Staff Network, please email your request to firstname.lastname@example.org - You will then be added to the network mailing list and will receive relevant communications and invites to related meetings/events.
LGBTIQ+ Equality Allies (Staff Group):
If you are a member of LJMU/JMSU staff and are keen to support LGBTIQ+ Equality, you can join the ‘LGBTIQ+ Equality Allies’ mailing list, where you will receive relevant communications including invites to related events and a select number of LJMU Together (LGBTIQ+) Staff Network meetings per year. To become a ‘LGBTIQ+ Equality Ally’, please email your request to email@example.com
LGBTQA+ Student Network/Societies:
If you are a student of LJMU and would like to learn more about how you can join and support the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Asexual, & Allies (LGBTQA+) network, please visit the John Moores Student Union (JMSU) website.