WHAT IS IDAHOBIT?
The International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia was created in 2004 to draw attention to the violence and discrimination experienced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex people, and all of those with diverse sexual orientations, gender identities or expressions, and sex characteristics. FIND OUT MORE
THE THEME FOR 2023: TOGETHER ALWAYS: UNITED IN DIVERSITY
This year's theme, "Together always: united in diversity," was decided through a large consultation with LGBTQIA+ organisations from around the world. This theme will allow for advocacy and celebrations in many forms – be them from human rights defenders, LGBTQIA+ civil society groups, millions of people in our communities, and our allies. FIND OUT MORE
IDAHOBIT 2023: THE OFFICIAL CAMPAIGN ILLUSTRATIONS ARE OUT!
Based on this year's theme, “Together always: unity in diversity,” Chilean artist Sofía Miranda Van den Bosch created six illustrations that incorporated feedback from LGBTQIA+ organisations and activists from across the world who have joined the IDAHOBIT working group.
The illustrations are free to use on social media, websites, or print materials to spread the word about the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia and raise awareness about the importance of equality and inclusion for all. FIND OUT MORE
Galop is the UK’s LGBT+ anti-abuse charity. They work with and for LGBT+ victims and survivors of abuse and violence.
📑 Understanding Anti-LGBT+ Hate Crime
Right To Be are a US-based social justice organization was founded to tackle gender-based street harassment but quickly grew to include online abuse and other intersectional identities as well. With a variety of fee-for-service workplace trainings as well as FREE resources, Right To Be offers support to those hoping to improve bystander responses to harassment of all kinds.
- The next two free public sessions of "Bystander Intervention: How to Be An Ally When You Witness Online Abuse" are on May 16 and June 12.
- Free 30 minute demo on Bystander Intervention in the Workplace: BI in the Workplace Demo
- Full menu of free, public sessions can be found here.
- Their resource page has a lot of information and includes opportunities to read stories of harassment and abuse as well as share your own.
Glitch is an award-winning UK charity ending online abuse and championing digital citizenship. They have a particular focus on Black women and marginalised people. Through training, research, workshops and community building, they're building an online world that is safer for all.
They have a free resources page which includes:
- Being an Online Active Bystander
- Documenting Online Abuse
- Dealing with Digital Threats to Democracy
- A Variety of Toolkits
- How to safely work remotely from home & more
#IAmHere UK is a Facebook group dedicated to flooding the pages/posts of people being targeted by online hate and engaging respectfully in the ‘comments section’ of other social media platforms.