I remember when I first saw this acronym. I thought that it had something to do with the Hobbit, lol. It’ s not though, it’s the day for International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia. By 2016, the commemorations had taken place in 132 countries.
The founders of the International Day Against Homophobia, as it was originally known, established the IDAHO Committee to coordinate grass-roots actions in different countries, to promote the day and to lobby for official recognition on May 17. That date was chosen to commemorate the decision to remove homosexuality from the International Classification of Diseases of the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1990.
So instead of interacting with bigots, I am choosing today, instead. Too give a shout out to some of my favourite LGBTQIA people.
Well since I love books, how about a site specifically for trans writers! Check them out, and if you’re trans, give them a “call”.
This lady is an amazing LGBTQIA Ally, and a fantastic sexual education educator (lol) She’s hit a bit of a financial snag.
If you could help Stonewall UK, in however you can. That’d be appreciated too. JKRowling spent 50,000 pounds on a Lawyer whose suing Stone wall. Because her Law Chambers wanted her to take down anti-trans tweets. Which Bailey didn’t do, and still kept her job. So of course that’s all Stonewall’s fault, and totally stopped this Lawyers free speech.
Thank you to the New Yorkers, who have set up a Bill for any trans refugees within America. Though it’s sad about the circumstances.
Stop buying “news publications” like the Daily Mail, who can, on one day, have up to 7 anti-trans articles.
Of course, any small business owners that are LGBTQIA friendly, safe and are represented by LGBT people. Always give them a helping hand if you can. Even you can’t afford to spend money. What about helping them volunteer?
Some small LGBT businesses I follow and have bought from:
Lee Williams on UK Etsy
Today is a really good day, to show the LGBTQIAS2 community what they mean to you ❤