Publish Date: 02/05/2013
On International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO), on May 17th millions of people across the world are uniting in ways to mark this important day and pay tribute to all those persecuted because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.
In Manchester The Lesbian & Gay Foundation will be holding a special Vigil in Sackville Gardens on Friday 17th May (7-8.30pm) with speakers and an opportunity to pay tributes and respect all those who have suffered intolerance and prejudice because of sexual orientation or gender identity.
We are asking everyone to bring a flower in tribute to someone they know or whose story has affected them in some way and we will be laying all the flowers in Sackville Gardens at the Beacon of Hope.
In almost 80 countries around the world, loving someone of the same sex is still considered illegal, at times involving lifetime imprisonment and, in nine countries, it is even punishable by death. In many more countries, citizens are denied their right to live according to their preferred gender identity.
As well as legal discriminations, social homophobia and transphobia serve to daily deny millions of people across the world their basic human dignity.
On the evening of Friday 17th May 2013 everyone is invited to come along and attend the Vigil against homohpboia, biphobia and transphobia.
IDAHO Manchester Vigil
Friday 17th May (7pm-8.30pm)
Sackville Gardens, Manchester’s LGB&T Village
Free event, bring a flower.Just turn up on the day.
For more on International Day against homophobia go to: www.dayagainsthomophobia.org