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IDAHOBIT: City to stand in solidarity with those persecuted in Chechnya

Besi Besemar April 20, 2017

Brighton & Hove marks International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT) on Wednesday, May 17, 2017.

IDAHOBIT commemorates the day in 1990 the World Health Organisation removed homosexuality from its list of mental diseases and this year will give everyone in the city the opportunity to stand in solidarity with our brothers and sisters being persecuted in Chechnya.

In 86 countries globally, homosexual acts remain illegal while in many countries lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and those who identify as trans are often murdered simply for their sexuality or gender identity and alarmingly recent media reports indicate concentration camps for gay men have been opened in Chechnya.

Rainbow Chorus

The alfresco evening of LGBT+ excellence will include:

♦   Live performances from The Rainbow Chorus and singer/guitarist AJ Paterson

♦  Poetry from Alice Denny

‚ô¶ ¬†A minute’s ‘noise’ to remember the international victims of homophobic, biphobic and transphobic violence; (so bring a whistle, horn, bell, tambourine, trombone etc to make some noise!)

♦  Guest Speakers

The event will be organised and hosted by the volunteers of the Brighton & Hove LGBT Community Safety Forum.

For more information, click here:

Event: International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT)

Where: New Steine Gardens, Kemptown, Brighton

When: Wednesday, May 17

Time: 6-7pm