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Wed May 13, 2015, 03:56 AM

International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia approaches (Sunday, May 17th)

This Sunday, May 17, is the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia. This date is set aside to bring attention to the many ills that need fixing to acquire equality around the world. The on-going discrimination is more wide-spread then is generally thought. Homophobia and transphobia remain a serious situation, not only in Canada, but in the rest of the world.

This Sunday, May 17, is the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia. This date is set aside to bring attention to the many ills that need fixing to acquire equality around the world. The on-going discrimination is more wide-spread then is generally thought. Homophobia and transphobia remain a serious situation, not only in Canada, but in the rest of the world.

On this day we attempt to place emphasis to raise awareness in a very public way.

The reason for this date is that on May 17th, 1990, homosexuality was removed from the International Classification of Diseases of the World Health Organization. In other words, being gay and lesbian was removed from the list of mental disorders. A Paris-based committee decided to mark May 17th as a day to educate, celebrate bring attention to how diverse we are world-wide.

Our sexual orientation and gender identity must be counted as a human right and therefore we have an inherent right to be part of society to live in peace, harmony and be treated with respect. We continue to educate, raise awareness and instill pride in our young people so that they live in a world less occupied with hatred and intolerance. Time is of the essence as each day more news reaches us that abuse of all sorts is rampant. Take a stand for equal rights for citizens who are members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.

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That will be a nice birthday gift for me!

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Wed May 13, 2015, 12:35 PM

2. Would have been my mom's birthday, too. What a nice gift!

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