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On the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (#IDAHOBIT), 17 May, eight LGBTIQ+ activists share their stories of resisting, supporting, and healing.
For many lesbian, gay, bi, trans, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ+) people, leaving their communities in search of a safer and more welcoming place to call home is the only way to find a job, get access to healthcare or find safety from poverty, family rejection, criminalization, threats and violence. Often, discrimination doesn’t stop upon arrival at their destination. Many continue to face prejudice, harassment and violence both based on where they were born as well as based on their sexual orientation, gender identity/expression or sex characteristics. Trans and nonbinary people are particularly at risk. Find out how you can help at www.unfe.org/migrants/
Youth should be a time for discoveries, growth and dreams of future adventures. But it’s hard to dream about and strive for a bright future without the safety of a place to call home.
Anastasiia Yeva Domani, a 40-year-old transgender woman from Kyiv, never intended to be a human rights activist. Her own experience with the legal aspects of transitioning made her decide to help others.
Each year on Spirit Day, millions go purple to support LGBTQ youth. This Spirit Day, the United Nations is calling on everyone to take a stand against bullying.