Archive for May 17, 2012

My private IDAHO

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on May 17, 2012 by telescoper

Today, 17th May, is International day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO). There are events going on all round the world, including the UK (for which you can find a list here).

As an oldie, I find it quite amazing how much attitudes have changed in the general population, and even within the police force, but sadly that doesn’t mean that homophobic hate crimes no longer happen. In fact, they are still depressingly commonplace. The path that leads to violence (and even murder) starts with verbal abuse, and this will only stop when all fair-minded people (straight, gay, bisexual, transexual and undecided) are prepared to confront the bigots. Maybe one day IDAHO will not be needed, but that day remains a long way off.

Here is the official IDAHO video

And here is a special message from these parts made by Stonewall Cymru and the Welsh Assembly