International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia
May 17 is International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO). IDAHO began in 2005 and is marked annually on 17 May, the 1990 date when the World Health Organisation removed homosexuality from its list of mental disorders. The day is now recognised in over 60 countries, with countless activities organised every year.
Show your support
You can show your support by getting involved in the University of Newcastle ALLY Network. The UoN ALLY Network aims to extend the current diversity initiatives of the University into the area of sexuality and to promote a more welcoming, diverse and inclusive culture by facilitating greater visibility and awareness of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex (GLBTI) issues.
An ALLY is any trained person who has an understanding of GLBTI people and issues, and can provide a *safe zone* for support and referral services for GLBTI staff and students. An ALLY is not identified as being heterosexual or GLBTI, but rather is someone who is representative of the University community.
You can find further information about the ALLY Network here. Or you can contact the Equity& Diversity Unit on ext 16547 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org