Thursday, May 16, 2019

International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

May 17 is the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia.

Regardless of someone's sex or gender identity, regardless of their sexual orientation, an adult should be free to be themselves, to be in public, to work, to be "single," or to share love, sex, residence, and marriage with any and all consenting adults, without fear of prosecution, bullying, harassment, discrimination, or any other negative effects of homophobia, transphobia, biphobia, etc.

Let's stand up to hate, bigotry, prejudice, discrimination, bullying, and unjust laws. Let's protect people from being abused by those who would perpetuate hate.

Progress is often difficult and achieved through much struggle. Sometimes it can seem like there have been setbacks. But overall, progress is being made. Let's keep the momentum going!
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  1. Hi you used the abbreviation "etc." which shocked me a bit but perhaps you are right and it sounds a bit more 'professional' to use this term than to refer to other words like 'incestophobia' or 'ciaophobia' more directly. CIAO people are used to being swept under the carpet, over looked, ignored and side-lined and treated like poor cousins, excluded from the LBGTIQ 'alphabet soup'. To my mind, if you are going to use such radical progressive words like 'homophobia, transphobia, biphobia'(words our grandparents would not like to hear us use at Sunday school) then why not use incestophobia or ciaophobia? Sorry for the snipe, but I am in a bad mood today. The rest of your article, excluding the 'etc.' was great!

    1. I was simply recognizing the day. The day addresses three named prejudices.

      On April 28 I recognized Consanguinamory Day. I didn’t mention polyamory. I wasn’t slighting polyamory.


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