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International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

May 17th is International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia. The World Health Organization (WHO) removed homosexuality from the list of mental disorders on May 17, 1990. In 2003, Fondation Émergence created the first national day against homophobia, which expanded to the international level in 2006. Finally, in 2014, Fondation Émergence added “transphobia” to the name of the day. Every year, the campaigns organized for this day help fight discrimination in our society. The following website for details of the day and ways your school can participate in the day: https://www.fondationemergence.org/?lang=e

Additional resources can be found at: 

BCTF resources: https://www.bctf.ca/SocialJustice.aspx?id=17990

More BCTF resources: https://bctf.ca/SocialJustice.aspx?id=21521&libID=21511

SOGI resources, First People’s Perspectives on Gender: https://bc.sogieducation.org/indigenous-perspectives

Out in Schools: https://outinschools.com/

UNESCO: https://unesdoc.unesco.org/ark:/48223/pf0000228634

Take the IDAHO challenge: https://dayagainsthomophobia.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/IDAHOLessons2012Teens-EN-web-3.pdf