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Durham University

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT)

International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT)

As you walk around the city you’ll notice Rainbow flags flying at University College and a transgender flag flying on the Lower Mount Joy site. There is also a rainbow banner hanging in the Palatine Centre in recognition of IDAHOBIT. They will be visible from 17 May through to 28 May inclusive.

17 May is an important date for LGBTQ+ communities; the celebration brings together millions of people from all over the World, to recognise human rights for all, including countries where same sex acts are illegal.

Durham University celebrates this day with the rest of the World as a way of raising awareness and showing solidarity with the LGBTQ+ community. More than ever we need to show our support for those LGBTQ+ people who continue to face harassment, discrimination and even violence for being who they are.

You can join us as Durham University Walks with Pride on the 27 May to show our support.

Win VIP Tickets to Pride and Celebrate IDAHOBIT!!!

To raise awareness on the 17 May, we want to ask people to dress in a colour or colours from the rainbow flag to show their support? We would love it if people took some pictures/selfies (as imaginative as possible) throughout the day and email them to (by Monday 21 May) so we can tweet or post on our social media pages. We will pick the best picture/selfie and the winners will receive VIP tickets for this year's Durham Pride event!!!

Congratulations to our Students!

Durham Trans Association have been awarded "Trans Campaign of the Year" for their hard work to grow from one rep to a full association as well as the campaigns, socials and welfare that is now in place. Well done!

Find out more here!