|INTERNATIONAL DAY AGAINST HOMOPHOBIA IN CALDERDALE
Every year May 17th
is celebrated as International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia
IDAHO began in 2005 and is celebrated with various events around the world.
was chosen as this was the date in 1990 that homosexuality was removed from the World Health Organisation’s International Classification of Diseases. In other words, before that date, homosexuality was considered a mental illness in Britain (it had been removed from the U.S. equivalent nearly twenty years before!)
To celebrate this there will be a free ‘Homophobia Awareness Training’ event at Todmorden Community Resource Centre, off Lever Street Car Park, on Thursday, 15th May, 1-4 p.m.
The training has been developed over many years by Jan Bridget who has more than 25 years experience of working with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people and raising awareness about homophobia and its effects. Jan received the Calderdale Council’s Citizenship Award in 2012 for services to the gay and lesbian community.
“Basically the afternoon is the first two sessions of a more comprehensive Homophobia Awareness Training course which I have developed and delivered to hundreds of people. It is usually professionals (mental health workers, social workers, school nurses, youth workers) who attend the training but it would also relevant for parents of LGBT people who are wanting to support their child more, or indeed LGBT people who want to know more about the causes of homophobia,” said Jan Bridget, organiser of the event.
For more information go to www.galyic.org.uk
and click on either Training or the You Tube logo. Places are limited. To book a place email Jan: email@example.com