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IDAHOBIT day, the International day against homophobia, biphobia and transphobia

IAHOBIT day seeks to increase awareness of the discrimination, violence and oppression faced by lesbian, gay, bisexuals, transgender and intersex people and all those who do not conform to majority sexual and gender norms.

The date of May 17 was specifically chosen to commemorate the World Health Organization’s decision in 1990 to declassify homosexuality as a mental disorder. It is a day to remind ourselves of the fact that the University of Portsmouth celebrates and values the diversity of its workforce and student body and that we all have a responsibility to create a positive working and learning environment in which all staff and students feel equally welcomed and valued.

To salute the day we are launching the new Gender Identity and Expression Policy and Guidance 2018 (which replaces the Gender Reassignment and Trans Equality Policy of June 2015). There have been significant changes made to the policy in keeping with changes within society with regard to gender identity and expression so please acquaint yourselves with it.

Click here to view the Gender Identity and Expression Policy 2018. Click here to see Stonewalls recent statistics about hate crime and discrimination experienced by LGBT+ people in the UK. Click here to play the gender identity quiz.

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