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International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia

Annually on May 17th

About the Day:

A day that aims to draw the attention of policymakers, opinion leaders, social movements, the public and the media to the violence and discrimination experienced by LGBT2+ people internationally.


Ideas to mark this day in your classroom or GSA:

  • Watch videos that celebrate this day
  • Check out for ideas and the history of this day
  • Organize a dance
  • Create a poster campaign
  • Encourage students to learn about how homo/bi/transphobia effects people in Waterloo Region by visiting to learn local facts on LGBTQ2+ experiences of Homo/Bi/Transphobia