May 17, 2023 – The International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia was created in 2004 to draw attention to the violence and discrimination experienced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex people, and all of those with diverse sexual orientations, gender identities or expressions, and sex characteristics. The 17th of May was specifically chosen to commemorate the World Health Organization’s decision in 1990 to declassify homosexuality as a mental disorder.

Together always: United in Diversity is the theme for 2023. We recognize and pledge to uplift and centre the voices of LGBTQIA+ individuals who face additional barriers, such as racism, ableism, and poverty. Let’s continue to work towards a world that is truly inclusive and respectful.


2023 IDAHOBIT Illustration by Sofia Miranda Van den Bosch


Resources and Creative Sector Events for the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia

For more information about IDAHOBIT visit:

Qmunity: BC’s Queer, Trans, and Two-Spirit Resource Centre

Film Screening of The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert at the Coquitlam Public Library IDAHOBIT 2023 Movie Night

Film Screening of The Empress of Vancouver at UBC Robson Square.

IDAHTB Celebration Barbeque  in Squamish, BC

Rally Against Discrimination in Chilliwack, BC

Resources for promoting and encouraging LGBTQ2S+ Inclusion