The International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO) takes place today with hundreds of events planned in over 50 countries. The day’s activities highlight growing domestic and international tension regarding the fight for equality. From the constitutional amendment that makes it illegal for gay and lesbian couples to get married in many states in the US to the anti-gay propaganda laws in Russia. All over the world, thousands of activists are gearing up for the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia. This year’s IDAHO will break records of mobilization and outreach, as an estimated 50 million people will be exposed to messages calling for an end to discrimination and violence against people on the grounds of sexual orientation and/or gender identity.
This year’s focus involves eliminating homophobia and transphobia through education.