Tag Archives: IDAHO

Bi-Da-Hobbit?

Each year the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOTB, or as it is commonly rephrased in the UK, “IDAHOBIT”) is marked on May 17th – the anniversary of the World Health Organization’s decision in 1990 to declassify homosexuality as a mental disorder.  For 2016 the chosen focus is Mental Health and Wellbeing.  Within that two issues are being […]

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Turning a town around

The publication this year of awful hate crime statistics for Bolton motivated a number of different groups and individuals to take action. Bolton Library & Museum Service, Bolton Lads & Girls Club, Bolton Council Community Safety team, the local Police and the organisers of Wigan Pride had all started to act independently to improve the situation in the town. The […]

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IDAHOBIT in Leeds

IDAHOBIT in Leeds this year was marked in style at the Corn Exchange shopping centre, with the entire basement floor given over to stalls from LGBT and allied organisations, along with an enormous number of rainbow flags.   The afternoon’s events also included a beginners’ dance class, musical performers and a discussion panel.  It was a free event to attend with […]

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IDAHOBIT in Nottingham

Thanks to a remarkable police officer called Richard Townsley there have been a lot of activities for IDAHoBiT in Nottinghamshire this year. He was the main driving force and organiser of the events that took place, and did a great job in bringing everyone together from LGBTQ groups from across the county. He also got the local councils, emergency services, […]

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