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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, the College of St Hild and St Bede, inside the Palatine Centre 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 27 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 26 May to show our support.