Every May 17, on the International Day against LGBTI-phobia, our global community comes together to draw the attention of the world to the realities of people with diverse sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, and sex characteristics.

It is a day to call out human rights violations that we keep facing every day, but also a moment of global pride and hope which has been celebrated in over 130 countries over the years.

This year, the global theme is “Breaking the Silence”, and it is all the more relevant now, when COVID-19 is pulling us apart.

At ILGA World, we have asked you to join our social media campaign to make our voices heard. Here is what we created together:


Raise your voices against LGBTI-phobia on this IDAHOBIT, and every day.
Together, we will be breaking the silence!

Read also our opinion piece for Openly here: This May 17, don’t let COVID-19 force LGBTI people back into silence