International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia

Today (17th May) is International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia. I hope and wish that one day we will reach a point where we don’t need a special reminder day to treat people decently.

To get to that point we need more awareness and less ignorance.

We need more open minds, and less stereotyping.

We need more love, and less prejudgment.

For people that identify as straight but nevertheless allies of LGBTQIA+ community, there is action to take to help end homophobia and transphobia. I would argue it is not enough to just ‘be ok’ with sexually and gender diversity. To be an ally in more than just words comes with responsibilities.

Here are some resources that I think are useful. Please enjoy, learn, and spread the love 🙂

  • Becoming an Ally – how to challenge subtle homophobia ingrained in our mainstream culture.
  • Dear Straight Allies – Things straight people need to be aware of at Pride events and other LGBTQIA+ safe spaces.

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