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May 17 is the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

May 17 is the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia (IDAHOTB.) This day marks the World Health Organization’s (WHO) decision to declassify homosexuality as a mental disorder in 1990 — an important step in the fight against homophobia.

The Ontario Nurses’ Association is proud to recognize and support the diversity of our members and staff, and to join in the fight against discrimination based on an individual’s sexual orientation and/or gender identity.

While people and organizations in more than 130 countries now celebrate IDAHOTB, discrimination is still tolerated – and even enforced – by governments around the world. At least 81 countries still criminalize same-sex relationships. In Ontario, we are fortunate to be protected under the Human Rights Code against discrimination and harassment based on one’s sexual orientation. Learn more about your rights and available resources.

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