The International Day Against Homophobia is organised every year to provide a platform for people to make a powerful and meaningful statement to demand that the quality of life for LGBT people should be improved. For example, did you know that in over 75 countries around the world that it is a criminal offence to be gay. In some of these countries the punishment for homosexuality is death. The International Day Against Homophobia is a way of raising awareness and trying to combat this issue.
The day also helps to draw attention to the discrimination and abuse that some people who are homosexual are victim to such as verbal abuse to physical assaults. It’s a day to say we are all different, but we are all equal. It is a day to try to bring about positive change and make the world we live in, a better place for everyone.
(This information has been adapted from www.idaho.org.uk, which is a good place to visit for more information about the day).