International Day Against Homophobia & Transphobia: 17 May


17 May 2012

LJMU is one of 50 leading institutions and companies in Liverpool to sign up to support the International Day Against Homophobia.

Image of flag outside Aldham Robarts Learning Resource CentreLJMU is one of 50 leading institutions and companies in Liverpool to support the International Day Against Homophobia. Organisations are flying the rainbow flag to demonstrate a proud visual statement across our city to mark the International Day Against Homophobia (IDAHO).

Known as IDAHO for short, the day of action was originally launched eight years ago to raise awareness of the persecution of homosexual and transgender people around the world. The day has since gained international recognition, but Liverpool will be the first city anywhere in the world to mark it officially with a programme of free events.

Read more at: http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/liverpool-news/in-the-mix/2012/05/15/liverpool-supports-idaho-the-international-day-of-action-against-homophobia-100252-30969262/#ixzz1v7FYLgtB

Our University is recognised by Stonewall as a UK Top 100 Employer, because we promote an inclusive environment where everyone is treated with dignity and respect and zero tolerance of any form of discrimination. On 4 April 2012, our University-wide equality action plan which includes LGBT equality was published and to coincide with 17 May 2012, the University Gender Reassignment Guidance Document was approved by our Strategic Management Group on 15 May. The University has an established LGBT staff support network and LGBT Student Society which serve to raise awareness of LGBT activities, contribute to policy development and proactively support our LGBT students' experience.

For further information contact:
 
Meriel Box, Chair LGBT Staff Network, email: m.box@ljmu.ac.uk  
Moni Akinsanya, Diversity and Equality Adviser, email: m.m.akinsanya@ljmu.ac.uk 

Please find below links for some events and activities taking place to celebrate IDAHO:

http://www.liverpoolpride.co.uk/events/2012/05/20/idaho-international-day-against-homophobia-transphobia 
http://www.clickliverpool.com/culture/culture/1216048-idaho-50,-international-day-against-homophobia.html
http://www.dayagainsthomophobia.org/-IDAHO-english,41-
http://www.dayagainsthomophobia.org/LGBT-Youth-North-West-are-Marking,875



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