May 17th marks the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT), we want to remind everyone, everywhere that LGBTIQ rights are human rights.
IDAHOBIT was conceived in 2004 to raise awareness about the discrimination and violence experienced by LGBTIQ individuals around the world. On 17 May 1990, the World Health Organization (WHO) removed homosexuality from the International Classification of Diseases (ICD), thereby taking an important first step towards addressing and removing the stigma towards non-normative sexuality.
We at UCTRANS took our first step to change in the Caribbean region. Our launch of a series of roundtables with decision makers in our various Caribbean countries will commence. Our goal is to sensitize and provide information on the difference of sexual orientation and gender identity. Providing clear data on trans communities in the Caribbean. Linking the SDGs and UN commitments .