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International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia Lesbophobia and Transphobia

image for IDAHOBIT 2021

International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia is marked every year on May 17.  You can find out more from the official website:

In 2022 Lesbophobia was added to the acronym

At the University we have celebrated this occasion since 2012 with different events.  For 2022 and 2023 we delivered our activities online and in person so that all parts of the University can take part.  


Would you like to be featured in our It Gets Better Podcast series?  We'll be interviewing LGBT+ staff and allies throughout May 2023 - contact for details

Check back for more events

What else can I do?

- You could use one of our exclusive backdrops for your online meetings on and around IDAHOBIT

- Tweet @UOMLGBT and #IDAHOBIT2023 with your favourite LGBT+ flag

- Familiarise yourself with bi inclusiontrans inclusion and ace and aro experiences (Nov 2023)

- Learn about non-binary language

- update your email signature to include your pronouns 

- Recruit a new ALLOUT ally

Wellbeing and Support

This year it's especially important to remind all staff about the excellent support we have for our LGBT+ community:

- ALLOUT members can be linked (confidentially) with other members to discuss any issues they wish - maybe you are struggling with an aspect of wellbeing, or embarking on a new challenge in your life - ask ALLOUT - our members come with a wealth of experiences.

- Our Counselling Service is fully inclusive across all the equality strands 

- You can connect with a Wellbeing Champion at the University or join the Wellbeing Yammer Group

- You can report any incidences of bulling and harassment (which includes homophobia, biphobia and transphobia) using Report and Support