Educational piece. Why IDAHO is important!! Many countries can’t have Gay Pride Parades. For them IDAHO is very important. Why May 17? Because that it the day that homosexuality was removed from the list of “diseases”. Yess ….
Posted by Melanie Nathan, May 17, 2013.
This week we join with the worldwide LGBT community in celebrating IDAHO – the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia.
IDAHO is less known in the U.S. than in many other countries around the world. Here in the U.S., LGBT communities have a greater focus on Gay Pride, a series of parades, concerts and other events, usually held in June, aimed at celebrating the unity and diversity of the LGBT movement. Pride reflects the heightened sense of LGBT community awareness and identification that has grown in the U.S. since the Stonewall Riots in New York City in 1969. It equally celebrates the “coming out” movement that continues to change our country’s understanding of LGBT fairness in such positive ways.
IDAHO carries a different focus. Celebrated on May 17 – the 1990 date when the World Health Organization removed homosexuality from its International Classification…
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