We were guilty of forgetting the ACE Awareness Day recently, so we made a special effort not to miss celebrating today’s IDAHO, the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia! Hatred and intolerance is everywhere in society but these three phobias in particular need to be stamped out right now.
It’s actually pretty difficult to forget IDAHO, because it is always five days before Harvey Milk Day, on May 22, and a full week before Pan (Pansexual and Panromantic) Visibility Day, on May 24!
The whole point of setting aside around hundred days like these each year is to raise awareness. All too often, the LGBTQ+ communities stay silent in the face of oppression; rarely do you see LGBTQ+ representatives in the media, on the streets, in lobbies. For just one hundred days (+/- 50), we remember these people and celebrate their diversity.