Department of Anthropology


International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

Global Studies marks International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT) with a year-long programme of events to critically examine the prevalence and effects of bigotry and prejudice on queer lives.

The theme for this year's IDAHOT, a campaign that has been running internationally for many years, is ‘Families’ – focusing on love, connection, fissure and rupture in the context of queer and other non-heteronormative experiences of kinship. 

Such issues are ever more salient in global context. The advance of conservative voices concerning family and rights in intentional policy contexts presents significant challenges to the recognition of diverse forms of gender and sexual relatedness. Family, in such terms, performs as a boundary – a limit to inclusivity. Conversely, in other international contexts queer familial forms present new opportunities for recognition and rights on grounds of sexual and gender diversity.


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By: Martin Wingfield
Last updated: Thursday, 18 May 2017