The International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOBIT)


The International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOBIT) on Friday 17 May represents an annual landmark to draw the attention of decision makers, the media, the public, opinion leaders and local authorities to the violence and discrimination experienced by LGBT people internationally.


At DMU we believe that everyone should have the freedom to be, the freedom to inspire and the freedom to succeed and all of our policies are LGBT inclusive

Why 17 May?

The date of 17 May was specifically chosen to commemorate the World Health Organisation's decision in 1990 to declassify homosexuality as a mental disorder. The day is now celebrated in more than 130 countries and unites millions of people in support of the recognition of human rights for all, irrespective of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.

Sign the #No Bystanders Pledge

Today presents an ideal opportunity to remind everyone of our #NoBystanders pledge. Stonewall's #NoBystanders campaign was set up to tackle bullying and abuse of LGBT individuals specifically, but through DMUfreedom, we are continuing our drive to encourage all staff, students and partners to sign the #NoBystanders pledge to stamp out abuse regardless, and to empower each other to challenge all kinds of bullying wherever we can.

Please take a moment to sign the pledge here.

Posted on Thursday 16th May 2019

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