Sheffield's making noise against homophobia and transphobia
Location: The Peace Gardens, Pinstone Street, Sheffield, S1 2HH
Date: Thursday 17 May 2011
Time: 5.30 - 6pm
A ‘one minute noise’ to mark the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO) will take place in Sheffield’s Peace Gardens on Thursday 17th May to raise awareness of the impact of prejudice and discrimination on the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people across the world.
Organised by Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Centre for HIV and Sexual Health (CHIV) in partnership with Sheffield City Council, the public IDAHO event commemorates the anniversary of the day in 1990 when the World Health Organisation removed homosexuality from its list of mental disorders.
Key speakers will pledge their support at the event, and will close with a performance by Out Aloud, Sheffield’s LGBT choir, and a ‘one-minute noise’ which originated at Sheffield’s first IDAHO event and has since been recreated across the globe.
Steve Slack, Director of Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Centre for HIV and Sexual Health, is giving the opening address at the event. He said: “Now in its eighth year, the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia is an important date for everyone to realise the profound effects that homophobia and transphobia can have on an individual’s life, their health and their wellbeing.
“Homophobia and transphobia affects us all and we hope you, your friends, families, colleagues and partners will be able to join us in supporting this important event by bringing banners, whistles and your voices to visibly demonstrate that these forms of prejudice and discrimination are unacceptable and have no place in our society.”
The IDAHO event is open to the public and will take place on Thursday 17th May between 5.30pm and 6pm at Sheffield Peace Gardens, with the ‘one minute noise’ taking place at approximately 6pm.
To find out more about the event, contact the Centre for HIV and Sexual Health on 0114 305 4444 or at firstname.lastname@example.org