TORONTO, May 15, 2014 /CNW/ - May 17 is the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHAT). This day marks the 24th anniversary of the World Health Organization declassifying homosexuality from its list of mental disorders. Despite numerous campaigns, actions and successes in queer and trans* activism there are still many challenges engrained within our communities that reinforce stigmas, establish barriers and disenfranchise the diverse voices within our communities.
This day marks an opportunity to honour and reflect on the efforts of queer and trans* activists over the past decades. It is also an opportunity to reflect on the work that still needs to be done.
What: International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia Information Picket
When: May 15, 2014
Where: Yonge and Dundas Square
Who: Students from GTA universities & colleges
Additional Information: Aside from spreading awareness on issues pertaining to bullying and safety, organisers will also be sharing information that encourages allies to take responsibility for their own learning. Throughout the demonstration organisers encourage participants to use the hashtag #EducateYourself and to ask "what will you do to challenge yourself to be a better ally?"
SOURCE: Canadian Federation of Students - Ontario
For further information: Pascale Diverlus, Vice-President Equity, Ryerson Students' Union, [email protected], 647-210-4393; Corey Scott, Equity & Campaigns Organiser, Ryerson Students' Union, [email protected], 416-899-2256