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Celebrating the Struggle against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia as Central to Ending HIV Transmission by 2030

Citation

Poteat, Tonia & Baral, Stefan D. (2020). Celebrating the Struggle against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia as Central to Ending HIV Transmission by 2030. Journal of the International AIDS Society, 23(5), e25532. PMCID: PMC7224635

Abstract

Sixteen years ago, Louis Georges Tin, advocate for Black and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) rights, launched an appeal for universal recognition of May 17 as the International Day Against Homophobia to honour the World Health Organization’s decision to remove homosexuality from their list of mental disorders in 1990. Over time, the movement has grown and made explicit its relevance to all people with diverse sexual orientations, gender identities, gender expression and sex characteristics. May 17 is now commemorated as the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT) in more than 130 countries, including 37 where same‐sex acts are illegal.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jia2.25532

Reference Type

Journal Article

Article Type

Viewpoint

Year Published

2020

Journal Title

Journal of the International AIDS Society

Author(s)

Poteat, Tonia
Baral, Stefan D.

PMCID

PMC7224635

Race/Ethnicity

Black