Please join the Red River College Library in a respectful observation of May 17th, the International Day Against Homophobia.
May 17 is symbolic due to its significance in the improvement of the status of gays and lesbians. In removing homosexuality from its list of mental illnesses on a May 17, the World Health Organisation put an end to over a century of homophobia in the medical field.
Homophobia is all the negative attitudes that can lead to rejection and to direct or indirect discrimination towards gay men, lesbians, and bisexual, transsexual or transgender people or toward anyone whose physical appearance or behaviour does not fit masculine or feminine stereotypes.
The theme of the International Day Against Homophobia 2013 campaign is “Fight the Homophobia Web Virus”. For more information visit http://www.homophobiaday.org
Also, keep in mind that the The Pride Winnipeg Festival is coming up soon. “Pride Week” is a multi-day celebration with many events for all segments of the LGBTT* community, all leading up to the main PRIDE DAY celebrations which will occur on Sunday June 2, 2013.
Do you want to learn more? The RRC Library has many LGBTT* themed items in its collection. Check out some of the items that are currently on display in the Notre Dame Campus window display.