The International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia is observed on 17th May every year. This date was chosen to commemorate the decision to remove homosexuality from the International Classification of Diseases of the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1990. The primary aim of this day is to not only raise awareness regarding rights of the LGBT+ folx but also call out the violations that have been taking place against individuals belonging to such communities.
In line with the above, we are conducting a program on 17th May 2022 on ‘Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia: Where do these come from & What do Indian Laws say?’
Below are some of the points we will discuss:
- What does LGBT+ mean?
- What does PHOBIA mean and what does it look like for the LGBT+ community?
- What is Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia?
- How do these manifest and why is the LGBT+ community on the receiving end?
- Stereotyping Gender & Sexuality
- What role does media play and does society at large have any role to play?
- Daily impact of Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia
- What do the laws say?
- What can organizations, schools & individuals do to combat such phobia?
- What can an Ally do?
The session shall be conducted by a Queer Trainer, and a Cisgender Heterosexual Ally.
Modality – Virtual(Zoom)
Date & Time – 17th May 2022 | 11:00 AM – 01:00 PM