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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Governor of Gibraltar supports International Day Against Homophobia (IDAHO)

Press statement from the Office of HE The Governor of Gibraltar:

Thursday 17 May is the International Day Against Homophobia & Transphobia (IDAHO). IDAHO is celebrated around the world and is being celebrated this year in Gibraltar for the first time. It aims to bring awareness and calls for an end to discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender citizens.

HE the Governor, Sir Adrian Johns, welcomed the marking of IDAHO in Gibraltar:

‘I wholeheartedly support IDAHO and the global work for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual (LGBT) equality and justice. It is sadly the case that in many places, including in the UK and Gibraltar, LGBT citizens can still be victims of discrimination. Respect for diversity is a universal human right that we should all be able to take for granted.’