Today is IDAHOBIT! The International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexphobia and Transphobia. This is a day to celebrate LGBTQIA+ people and to continue to raise awareness and rally against the discrimination these groups still face. 

75% of LGBTQIA+ youth face some form of discrimination and 77% of transgender and gender diverse people report being discriminated against in the last 12 months. Compared to 6.2% of the general population, 39% of LGBTQIA+ people have experienced depression in the last 12 months (IDAHOBIT, 2020). Want to know how you can help? There are plenty of ways to show your support:  

  • At Nathan campus? Join us to celebrate IDAHOBIT in the Goanna Lounge between 2 – 3 pm today 
  • Join the Griffith Ally Network 
  • Go Rainbow! Get a pride pack from IDAHOBIT’s official website and show your support by decking your spaces out in colour 
  • Organise an event 
  • Use the hashtag #IDAHOBIT to show the world why being an ally is so important 
  • Donate to support LGBTQIA+ youth. 

There are many more ways you can celebrate this day. Check out IDAHOBIT’s website for more ideas and for further resources.  

Sign for IDAHOBIT event at Nathan campus, 2-3pm at Goanna Lounge.