Be proud. Be purple. Be Yourself!


Bridge lit in rainbow lights

Image by Brisbane LGBTIQ Action Group

Tomorrow is the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT). Support IDAHOT by getting your purple or rainbow on!

If two Brisbane bridges and one heritage-listed building are dressing up for the occasion, you can too! The Story Bridge, Victoria Bridge and City Hall will be lit in rainbow lights tomorrow night to celebrate IDAHOT. Red and yellow and pink and green… (c’mon, sing a rainbow, sing a long with me!).

IDAHOT commemorates the historic day when the World Health Organization declassified homosexuality as a mental disorder on 17 May 1990.

It’s a day to show your support for the same sex attracted, intersex and gender diverse people around the world.

Join the celebrations around Brisbane to support IDAHOT. Check out all the Brisbane IDAHOT 2016 events you can attend.

Griffith University is also hosting IDAHOT events. Head to the Entrance Court, Logan Campus at 9am tomorrow to see the rainbow flag being raised for the first time at Griffith University. It’s an historic occasion not to be missed!

Hosted by the Ally Network, the event is supported by the Head of Logan Campus, Professor Lesley Chenoweth and Chair of the Equity Committee Professor Martin Betts.

Running for 45 minutes, the event includes:

  • Welcome by Shane Pitman
    Chair of the Ally Steering Committee
  • Presentation by Yolanda Borgert
    Author of How I met my son: A story that transcends gender and Griffith University nursing student
  • Performance by Kristy Apps
    Griffith University staff member, student and Ally member

Cupcakes and light refreshments will also be provided.