Today represents the fight that is still going on for the rights of the LGBTQ community.
This is a unifying moment during which a great number of activities are taking place. It also represents an opportunity to organize educational and awareness activities. Citizens from all walks of life are invited to reflect on homophobia and its devastating effects.
May 17th is symbolic due to its significance in the improvement of the status of gays and lesbians. Idaho proposed this date for annually holding a day set aside to fight homophobia. In removing homosexuality from its list of mental illnesses on a May 17, the World Health Organisation put an end to over a century of homophobia in the medical field.
The Day Against Homophobia is organised by the Émergence organization from Québec.
So today, and every day of the year, spread the word and make the world a better place!
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