South Africa’s Queer Community Celebrates IDAHOBIT 2024

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South Africa’s Queer Community Celebrates IDAHOBIT 2024

Commemoration of the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia This week, various events took place in South Africa to celebrate the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia (IDAHOBIT). The theme for 2024, “No One Left Behind: Equality, Freedom, and Justice for All,” was at the heart of the festivities.

Origin of IDAHOBIT

May 17 is a symbolic date for the LGBTIQ community, marking the anniversary of the World Health Organization’s 1990 decision to remove homosexuality from the list of mental disorders. This day highlights the violence and discrimination faced by LGBTIQ people worldwide.

Documentary Screenings in Pretoria

On May 14, Beyond the Margins, in collaboration with Iranti and in partnership with the European Union Delegation, the Swedish Embassy, and the Flemish Delegation, organized a screening of four documentaries in Pretoria. These films showcased the challenges faced by intersex and transgender individuals, as well as their parents and allies across Southern Africa.

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