IDAHOT: Spreading the message of inclusion


Photo of rainbow flag

Next Wednesday (17 May) is the day to rock all things purple!

Whether it’s a scarf, tee or scrunchie, dig a purple accessory (or whole ensemble) out of your wardrobe and wear it proudly to celebrate the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT).

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. Griffith University is celebrating IDAHOT with events at both the Gold Coast and Logan campuses.

It all starts at the Gold Coast campus in the morning. Join Professor Ned Pankurst as he opens the celebrations with the first rainbow flag raising at the Gold Coast campus.

Arrive at the event early and you’ll be rewarded with yummy refreshments. Rainbow cupcakes will be provided for the first 100 fabulous folks on the day.

Logan campus students and staff, you get to celebrate IDAHOT in the afternoon. Join Professor Lesley Chenoweth AO as she opens the celebrations with the second rainbow flag raising at the Logan campus.

And yes, you’ll be rewarded with rainbow cupcakes too. But remember, you have to be early. Only the first 50 attendees will receive the sugary treat!

Want to help spread the message of inclusion? Join the ALLY network at the Griffith University IDAHOT events. At Griffith everyone belongs.

  • IDAHOT Gold Coast
    When: 10-10:30am, 17 May 2017
    Where: Student Centre (G33), Gold Coast Campus, Griffith University
  • IDAHOT Logan
    When: 2-2:30pm, 17 May 2017
    Where: University Drive, Logan Campus, Griffith University


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