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Fire Service marks IDAHOBIT 2022

Date : 17 May 2022


East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service is highlighting the work going on across the world for IDAHoBIT.

17 May is International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHoBIT), and the theme for 2022 is ‘Our Bodies, Our Lives, Our Rights’.  The day is marked worldwide, including in 37 countries where same sex acts are still illegal.  It was created in 2004 to raise awareness of the violence and discrimination faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, including all people who have diverse gender identities or gender expressions.

The date of 17 May was chosen for IDAHoBiT as this was the date in 1990 when the World Health Organisation finally declassified homosexuality as a mental illness.  Despite this, LGBT+ people across the world continue to face hate, discrimination and violence.

You join the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #IDAHoBiT.

The Service's commitment to inclusion and diversity

We welcome and appreciate differences.

Diversity helps create the strongest team possible for our service and helps us connect more easily with everyone in the communities we serve.  

Simply put, it makes us more effective and efficient. 

We continually develop our relationships with partner groups, so we are able to “hear” those whose voice might be quieter.   

This is everyone’s responsibility and we work hard to make sure that every contact counts and every opportunity is taken to make a difference in the lives of the people we serve. 


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