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The International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Interphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT) falls on 17 May.

IDAHOBIT was started in 2004 to draw the attention to the violence and discrimination and harassment experienced by lesbian, gay, bisexuals, transgender, intersex people and all other people with diverse sexual orientations, gender identities or expressions, and sex characteristics (LGBTIQ).

It is a day to acknowledge and combat the stigmatisation that causes pain and suffering to LGBTIQ people.

We know that a disproportionate number of the LGBTIQ community experience poorer mental health outcomes and a higher risk of suicide than their peers. This is connected to ongoing inequality.

Be part of the change for better by championing inclusion in our schools and by standing with your LGBTIQ colleagues, students and community.

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Gender diversity guidelines

WA AIDS Council

Department of Health