The 7th International Day Against Homophobia & Transphobia “IDAHO” (Hong Kong Rally): Born This Way
This year’s theme: Born this way
Time：15:00 – 17:00
Venue：Pedestrian area of East Point Road, Causeway Bay, HK
English Contact: Barry (mobile) : 9870-6213/ (e-mail): firstname.lastname@example.org
Program includes: Citing of homophobic and transphobic incidents,
Exhibition, Dance Performance, “Same-sex Photo and “Wishing Tree”
We appeal to all of you to wear “pink” to support the event on the day.
Background: In 1990, the World Health Organization decided to remove homosexuality from its list of mental disorders. In 2004, French academic Louis-Georges Tin made May 17 the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, which has since become a global movement. Today, we observe this tradition and hope for the day when people no longer need to live in fear because of their sexualities.Theme: This year, the 7th IDAHO’s theme is “Born this Way”. On this day we hope to eradicate all discrimination though love and assimilation. Although everyone is unique, we are created equal and we enjoy the same basic human rights: the right to marry, the right to adopt a child, the right to public housing, the right to enjoy tax deductions. But have you considered that some of us do not enjoy these basic rights? And the reason why is just because some are born with different instincts from others, so they are not recognized as part of the “mainstream”. How can we bear such inequality?
Can we just keep quiet and accept it? No, no way. On May 15, 2011, we celebrate the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia. On this day, we gather to fight for our basic rights.
To support on-going IDAHO events, please deposit your donation to:
Name of the Bank: HSBC
Account Number: 112-194386-838
Name of the account: Tongzhi Community Joint Meeting
Please email us your name (or nick name) and the date & amount of donation to email@example.com for our record. Thank you!
Organizing Committee: Amnesty International Hong Kong , Gay Harmony, Rainbow of Hong Kong, Tongzhi Community Joint Meeting, Transgender Resource Centre
Supporting organizations: Fruits in Suits , Les Peches
Community partner: Asian Students Association, The Association for the Advancement of Feminism, Dancing Angels, Elements, Mr. Gay Hong Kong, Queer Straight Alliance、Unitarian Universalists Hong Kong , Vidler & Co. Solicitors
Media partner: Dim-Sum, Gay Channel HK, Member2