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Ogilvy Pride & PrideM Film Night for IDAHOBIT
Wed 17 May 2017, 18:00 – 21:00 BST
Join us in celebrating International Day Against Homophobia Biphobia
and Transphobia at Ogilvy and MEC on 17th May. We will be having drinks/food in the Sunset bar and watch a film in the amphitheatre. River views guaranteed.
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The Day represents an annual landmark to draw the attention of decision makers, the media, the public, opinion leaders and local authorities to the alarming situation faced by lesbian, gay, bisexuals, transgender and intersex people and all those who do not conform to majority sexual and gender norms.
May 17 is now celebrated in more than 130 countries, including 37 where same-sex acts are illegal, with 1600 events reported from 1280 organizations in 2014. These mobilisations unite millions of people in support of the recognition of human rights for all, irrespective of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.
The date of May 17th was specifically chosen to commemorate the World Health Organization’s decision in 1990 to declassify homosexuality as a mental disorder.
The International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia has received official recognition from several States, international institutions as the European Parliament, and by countless local authorities. Most United Nations agencies also mark the Day with specific events.