International Day Against Homophobia

Event Date / Time: 17/05/2013 @ 2:18pm

Event Summary: For more information about all of our IDAHO activities visit www.lgf.org.uk/flag. Be in for a chance to win a rainbow flag!

Venue: Manchester City Centre TBC

Price per Person: Free

Event Full Details: International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO) is marked every year around the world since 2005 and calls for respect for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGB&T) people worldwide. It marks the date that homosexuality was removed from the International Classification of Diseases of the World Health Organisation on May 17th 1992.

‘Flying the Flag’ is an initiative that provides an opportunity to visibly mark IDAHO by flying a Rainbow Flag or taking positive action to celebrate lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans individuals and communities. 

The LGF have once again teamed up with Gaydio and will be offering free rainbow flags for 100 of the station's listeners to fly on 17th May. They will only be sending flags to those who come up with the most original place to fly them and are asking people to send in their pictures to rainbow@lgf.org.uk; via twitter @lgfoundation or facebook; www.facebook.com/TheLGF.

The LGF are also calling for people to be as innovative as possible and are giving away a special prize, provided by The Cooperative RESPECT Network, to whoever comes up with the most creative interpretation of the rainbow flag. Last year supporters sent in rainbow representations which included cupcakes, tattoos and face painting.

For more information about all of our IDAHO activities visit www.lgf.org.uk/flag