May 17: International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO)

Trans*forming Family

From the website:

What are the practical objectives of this Day?

In practice, our first objective is to provoke action. Actions can take place in a number of different forms: a debate in the classroom, an exhibition in a cafe, a demonstration in the street, a radio program, a screening in a neighbourhood home, a round table organized by a political party, a short story competition sponsored by a newspaper, an awareness campaign led by an association, etc. These initiatives can be backed by LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans) associations, by human rights organizations, but also by women and men of any background and interest. In fact, today many people who are not specifically interested in questions of homosexuality are worried about the problem of homophobia. The second goal of this Day is to reinforce the visibility of the varied and often isolated efforts from activists all over theā€¦

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