May 17 is famous for the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia. On that day, in more than 100 countries, including Armenia, a lot of events take place to raise awareness on the LGBTQ+ people’s rights.
Reflecting once again on the origins of the day, let’s remember why May 17. It is because in 1990 WHO decided to remove homosexuality from the list of diseases on May 17. On that occasion, several organizations, such as ILGA, the World Congress of LGBT Jews, GALHA and a few other organizations as well signed a call in 2005 to support the “IDAHO” Initiative after a year-long campaign started in 2004.
As in previous years, this year too, “DiverCity” Social-Cultural, Human Rights Defender NGO joined the events carried out within the framework of the #IDAHOBIT2023 Week in Armenia.
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Once again, we call on everyone to rely on the supremacy of fundamental human rights and freedoms, to speak up about the cases of discrimination against LGBT people and violations of their rights.
We call on the LGBT community to be united, to continue fighting for opportunities to actualise their rights.