Today is the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia.
The date of 17 May was specifically chosen to commemorate the World Health Organization’s decision in 1990 to declassify homosexuality as a mental disorder.
The Day represents a major global annual landmark to draw the attention of decision makers, the media, the public, corporations, opinion leaders, local authorities, etc. to the alarming situation faced by people with diverse sexual orientations, gender identities or expressions, and sex characteristics.
The world has changed a lot, even just in my lifetime, but there is still a long way to go. We still face systemic and personal discrimination and violence. We still need allies to stand beside us and demand change, until every person has the same right to safety and life, no matter who or how we love.