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~~May 16, 2014~~
“International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia”
May 17, is the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT) and this year Care2 is bringing you personal stories from around the world on the fight to eliminate anti-LGBT prejudice and discrimination.
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~~The Background to IDAHOT~~
The International Day Against Homophobia, taking inspiration from fledgling national events, was created in August 2004 by Lois-Georges Tin, a French university lecturer and equal rights campaigner.
The event was designed to create a global day of action against homophobia and to raise awareness for the cause of LGBT rights.
May 17 was chosen for this day in order to commemorate the World Health Organization’s decision to remove homosexuality from its list of mental disorders.
According to the IDAHO website, the first small IDAHO events were organized in places like China and Bulgaria.
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