International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia
To celebrate The International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT) headspace Maitland will be hosting a free screening of “The Year We Thought About Love” directed by Ellen Brodsky on Friday May 20 from 4pm-6pm. Join us at 73 Elgin Street Maitland (near Maitland train station) for a night at the movies to celebrate LGBTI young people and raise awareness of the impact that homophobia, transphobia and biphobia has on the health and wellbeing of young people. Free popcorn and drinks provided, contact us on (02)49311000 to book your seat!
IDAHOT takes place every year on May 17, the day in 1990 that homosexuality was removed from the World Health Organisation’s International Classification of Diseases. Celebrated in over 130 countries, IDAHOT aims to unite millions of people in support of the recognition of human rights for all, irrespective of sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.
With assistance from the ACON IDAHOT small grant scheme, headspace Maitland will be hosting a free film screening of “The Year We Thought About Love” directed by Ellen Brodsky. The film goes behind the scenes of one of the longest running LGBTI youth theatres in America. Boston-based True Colors: OUT Youth Theatre transforms the young playwrights’ daily struggles into performance for social change by telling their own stories within school settings.
headspace Maitland’s LGBTI social group All 4 One identified that there is a growing need for safe, supportive environments for young people to meet like minded peers. Celebrating IDAHOT promotes the message that young LGBTI people need to be protected from prejudice, harassment, violence and discrimination.
Flyer: IDAHOT Film Screening
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