17 May 2011 – IDAHO

17 May

Today is the International Day Against Homophobia (IDAHO), which is a day that is about “all people hoping for a prejudice-free world that can provide a place at the table for everyone regardless of their sexual orientation“. In celebration of the spirit of today I hosted a morning tea event at my workplace – I’m one of the lucky ones who is happily out and proud at work. I decorated our tea room with posters and brochures re GLBT issues (donated by our local community group, QAHC), supplied as many rainbow themed treats as Woolies stocked, and wore my “gay is the new black” tee. Many of my workmates baked lovely homemade goodies for the event, my boss gave a very moving speech about social justice and we all reflected on how far we have come –  and how far we have yet to go (in terms of gay rights). One of my workmates was upset that we need to have IDAHO at all, he is of the opinion that we should live without prejudice as a matter of course. If only everyone was like him!

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One Response to “17 May 2011 – IDAHO”

  1. Doreen May 20, 2011 at 8:13 pm #

    Shan..you did a great job in organising this..what a wonderful morning tea it was too. Love it when people go that extra effort to make things special.

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