Community unites to celebrate equality International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism and Transphobia

THE LGBTQI community and its supporters united to celebrate International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism and Transphobia today.

International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism and Transphobia (IDAHoBIT) marked the day when homosexuality was no longer recognised as a mental illness. 

The World Health Assembly of the World Health Organisation made the change on May 17, 1990. IDAHoBIT was launched in 2004 to celebrate the LGBTQI people across the global. 

As part of IDAHoBIT celebrations people were encouraged to wear rainbow colours to show a public stance that they stood with the LGBTQI community. The day was also a chance to raise funds and awareness for LGBTQI youth. 

75 per cent of LGBTQI youth experience some form of discrimination.