On the 17th May 1990, the World Health Organisation agreed to remove ‘homosexuality’ from the International Classification of Diseases.  This date is marked every year as IDAHOBIT (International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia). 

We’ve come a long way in 30 years, but LGBT+ people still experience persecution around the world (and much closer to home) because of their sexual orientation and gender identity.  The 17th May of is an important day – a day when we hope everyone can take a moment to reflect on the liberties many of us take for granted and some of us are still fighting to win.

Look out for staff wearing their Rainbow Lanyards in support of LGBT+ people across our sites

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