There are over 75 countries in the world today where it is a criminal offence to be gay. These countries punish women, men and children because of their sexuality and in seven countries the punishment is death.
An International Day Against HOmophobia (IDAHO) provides a platform for everyone to make a powerful statement to demand improvements for the quality of life for LGBT people.
The 17th May can be used to raise awareness of homophobic issues that are negatively impacting on people’s lives and to showcase success stories where a positive change has been achieved. We hope to have enough support to re-launch IDAHO 2011 as well. Are you in?
It’s the day to show that we are all free in life and that we only live once so lets the people that want to be different be happy with their life it’s what they wish to be. There is nothing we can do to change that unless we do physical harm to them but what will we gain by doing that? That’s the question, and do they care so much that they will change just because of you.