Mexico holds ‘Kissathon’ to take a stand against homophobia

Hundreds of members of the LGBT community in Mexico City to hold a collective kissing event, ‘Kissathon’, to mark the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia.

Bordeaux unveils rainbow-coloured pedestrian crossing

The French city of Bordeaux unveils a rainbow-coloured pedestrian crossing, specially created to mark International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia as a “symbol in the fight against discrimination”. It is part of a series of initiatives by city authorities to promote awareness of the discrimination suffered daily by the LGBTQ community. A recent study of greater Bordeaux revealed that 83% of the community claimed to have suffered discrimination or aggression in the past 12 months.

Fewer rainbows, less social media for China’s LGBT community

Tighter restrictions have led the LGBT community in China — fearing a crackdown — to prepare for muted celebrations of the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia on Friday.

Chile marks International Day against Homophobia

Santiago’s La Moneda Palace, the residence of the Chilean president, is illuminated with the colors of the LGBTI flag to commemorate the International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia, which marks May 17, 1990, the date when the World Health Organization (WHO) removed homosexuality from its list of mental illnesses.