FPA Sri Lanka commemorates International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia 2020
FPA Sri Lanka commemorated International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia on the 17th May 2020. (IDHOT)
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) people face barriers to access healthcare and support services, especially in places where their identities are criminalized/targeted, and may even experience abuse.
Everyone is born free and equal in dignity and rights. However, discriminatory laws, policies and practices against LGBTIQ people are still in place around the world and in Sri Lanka. The existence of discriminatory laws leads to the violation of human rights of LGBTIQ people.
IDAHOT is an important day and a fitting reminder that much needs to be done to ensure none of us face discrimination or the threat of violence just because of who we are.
Through an online video and statement campaign FPA Sri Lanka brought focus to these issues and appealed to the community, to work together, to end this intolerance.
To access videos:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ARBAyWt2Vfs