Created in 2004, IDAHOBiT aims to draw attention to the violence and discrimination against lesbian, gay, bi, trans and queer (LGBTQIA+) people to drive positive change and is now celebrated in more than 130 countries around the world. The date of 17th May was specifically chosen to commemorate the World Health Organisation’s decision in 1990 to declassify homosexuality as a mental disorder.

Why is it important?
More than a third of countries criminalize same-sex relationships. Only 24 allow same-sex marriage. Violence against LGBTQIA+ persons is consistently high, and cases are often underreported.
Greenwich University promotes a culture of Inclusivity in which students are supported to reach their academic and personal potential. Any form of discrimination limits the opportunities for students and goes against our shared values. We support all students who identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community to feel welcome, safe and valued. As we celebrate our diversity and embrace our shared values and towards a world where everyone is free from discrimination and harassment.  
Friday 17th May 2024
How can I become an ally?
Become an ally is to take on the struggle as your own. The journey of an ally is to go from; 
Apathetic > Aware > Active > Advocate
You can do this by showing empathy to those around you who may be affected by Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia. You can also seek to become better informed about sexuality and gender and by challenging discrimination when you see it. 
What support is available?
Greenwich University Students can seek support through their Student Portal which will connect them to our support services. You can also find specialist support services via the link below:

LGBTQ+ Support - Report + Support - University of Greenwich


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