Family roles recognised in LGBTIQ festival

May 4, 2017 by  

The International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, known variously as IDAHO or IDAHOT, will be held near Heathmont in Bayswater North with the theme this year of ‘Families’.

Information will be on hand to assist in greater understanding and care to members of the LGBTIQ community, as well as providing assistance to their families and wider support groups. The theme will be split between issues around the roles that family plays in assuring the welfare of LGBTIQ people and the rights of LGBTIQ families. IDAHOT is joining this year with the International Family Equality Day, or IFED, with the concept of ‘Love Makes a Family’.

Started in 2004, LGBTIQ members chose May 17 to bring attention of authorities and social commentators to their unique issues. Originally the date that the World Health Organisation declassified homosexuality as a mental aberration in 1990, this has now become an important date in the year for these people and is traditionally the date that this event would be held. Events such as this, where education and understanding are sought, would typically use banner printing and flyers.

IDAHO Day will be celebrated on Wednesday May 17 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at Glen Park Community Centre on 30 Glen Park Road in Bayswater North, and will be relevant to all with an interest in this community and their welfare.