Celebrated every year on 17 May, the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism and Transphobia marks the day the World Health Organization removed homosexuality from its classification of diseases and related health problems.
But over the years it has become so much more than that.
The day has transformed into a celebration of LGBTIQA+ people globally, and raises awareness for the work still needed to combat discrimination.
In Australia today, 75% of LGBTIQA+ youth experience some form of discrimination.
The City of Sydney will contribute almost $300,000 to the establishment of a long-awaited LGBTIQA+ museum in the inner-city.
“With Sydney hosting the LGBTIQA+ community’s flagship global festival WorldPride early next year, now is the time to bring this museum to life. It would educate visitors and locals on Sydney’s role in the LGBTIQA+ rights movement and HIV/AIDS response, and become a contemporary beacon for pride and diversity,” Lord Mayor Clover Moore said.