LGBT Foundation announces IDAHOBIT 2018 Programme

Published: 08 May 2018 Tags: LGBT Foundation, IDAHOBIT 2018 By John Walding

May 17 is the International Day Against Homophobia Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT) and we have a packed programme of selfies, pop-ups, culture and cabaret planned to mark this major date in the LGBT Calendar.

This year’s theme is all about “Alliances of Solidarity” and what better way to mark the occasion than with one big selfie! At lunchtime on the day we’re inviting LGBT people and their supporters in Manchester to come to Sackville Park in the heart of the Village at 12.30pm to take part in our big “Solidarity Selfie” in support of LGBT communities and their right to be who they are. Find out more HERE.

We’ll also have a Pop-Up stand at Manchester’s Central Library from 2-4pm. Come along and talk to members of the team to get advice on the services we provide and ways that you can get involved in LGBT Foundation – everything from volunteering to fundraising.

If you fancy doing something cultural, why not pop along to our Manchester University and see our “Let’s Talk about Sex” exhibition? Hear from Mike Upton, the artist behind LGBT Foundation’s Heritage Lottery project charting over 30 years of sexual health campaigning in Greater Manchester. Book Your Place HERE.

The day-long programme ends with our special IDAHOBIT edition of our regular open mic event Love Is A Drug @Tribeca from 7pm, which promises its usual mix of Poetry, monologues, drag queens and innuendos. Click HERE for more information.

Alongside the IDAHOBIT programme, we’ll also be asking you to add your voice to our call for the every LGBT person to have right to express their sexuality and gender how they wish by joining a Thunderclap and signing up to an online pledge which will launch that day. Be sure to check the website, Facebook and Twitter for campaign updates on how to add your voice to the campaign.