Nottingham Forest are proud to support the International Day Against Homophobia taking place across Nottinghamshire on Sunday 17 May.The date commemorates the day in 1990 when the World Health Organisation declassified homosexuality as a mental disorder and the event is now celebrated in more than 130 countries worldwide.
Originally known as Idaho Day when it was established, in 2009, Transphobia was added to the title, in recognition of the very different issues faced by Trans people. More recently Biphobia was added to acknowledge specific issues faced by bisexual people. Locally it has been chosen to call the Day IdahoBiT.
The day represents an annual landmark for everyone who opposes prejudice and discrimination and it has now received official recognition from several states, and international organisations like the European Parliament, and by countless local authorities.
In 2014 there were 1600 events reported from 1280 organisations. These events unite millions of people who wish to promote equality and diversity and oppose prejudice and discrimination.
What is the Nottinghamshire IDAHO Group?
Supported by Nottinghamshire Police, the Notts IdahoBiT Group helps to organise and run events and activities, including the flying of the Rainbow flag to support equality and diversity and oppose prejudice and discrimination, here and across the world.
Rainbow flags will be flying from Police stations, Fire stations, Ambulance stations, schools, colleges, hospitals, union offices, shops, businesses, council offices and town halls across Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.
Notts IdahoBiT Group is made up of volunteers from across the LGBT community as well as local organisations and bodies.
Contact Notts IdahoBiT Group via firstname.lastname@example.org or look for them on their Facebook page Notts IdahoBiT Group or on their website Notts IdahoBiT.