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Join us to mark IDAHOBIT 2022

11 May 2022

Tuesday, 17 May is International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT)


On Tuesday, 17 May we will once again celebrate IDAHOBIT with a number of activities:

  • ALLOUT, The LGBT Staff Network group are hosting an entertaining social event with performers at Milk & Honey Cafe – book your tickets!
  • We’ve designed some great Zoom backdrops for your meetings too – these can be used around the period of IDAHOBIT to send a positive message to people at the University and beyond.
  • We’re encouraging people to tweet with their preferred LGBT+ flag using @UoMLGBT and #IDAHOBIT2022
  • It’s important to recognise that there are still many barriers for LGBT+ people to overcome and one way to learn about some of them is via our It Gets Better podcast series.

If you would like to be interviewed for a podcast (either as an LGBT+ member of staff or an ally – then please contact for a confidential discussion). 

There’s plenty more you can do too, and a summary can be found on our dedicated pages.

“As Executive Sponsor for the LGBT Staff Network, I am committed to achieving full LGBT+ inclusion, recognising we still have lots to do for our non-binary and trans colleagues at Manchester. IDAHOBIT is not only a day for celebration, but, looking ahead, also an opportunity for raising awareness of the inclusion work that remains to be done – so please take the time on 17 May to think about how we can all work together and ensure that our LGBT+ colleagues feel safe, included and respected on campus.”

(Patrick Hackett - Registrar, Secretary and Chief Operating Officer and ALLOUT ally)

On the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT) we reaffirm our commitment that our University will not tolerate any form of biphobia, homophobia or transphobia and encourage all staff, students and visitors to challenge and report this through our Report and Support tool.

We would like to raise the importance of IDAHOBIT to all of our employees and invite you to support our LGBT+ colleagues, students and visitors by becoming an ALLOUT ally. 

LGBT+ members of staff can find out more about the ALLOUT staff network group, in confidence, by visiting our website or emailing