Around the world May 17th marks a very special day for those of us who are a part of the queer community. For anyone who has ever experienced prejudice, discrimination, hate speech, bullying, abuse and anything else that ever made you feel less than for your sexuality and who you are, this day around the world stands up for you.
This year, the Canadian campaign of IDAHO (International Day Against Homophobia) has directed its efforts towards online and social media homophobia. We invite you to visit www.homophobiaday.org for more details as well as tweet, post, blog, instagram, pinterest, digg and publicize your support of this international day to help fight the online virus of homophobia in our country and around the world.
Part of our mandate at Third Street Theatre is to give voice and support to those who are less able to speak up. We are proud to stand in solidarity against homophobia, transphobia, biphobia and any other discrimination that comes against our beloved queer community.
For more information on today’s celebrations and for ways to help out, we invite you to check out the following links:
Calgary Outlink’s event Kiss-in at 6pm in Tompkins Park
Homophobia Online Hate Speech Tracker (Canadian based)
Equality On Trial
International Day Against Homophobia & Transphobia
Calgary Gay History