IDAHOBIT panel discussion

31 years ago - on 17 May 1990 - the World Health Organization removed homosexuality from the Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems.

International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Interphobia & Transphobia (IDAHOBIT) celebrates LGBTQIA+ people globally, and raises awareness for the work still needed to combat discrimination.

To mark IDAHOBIT 2021 the ANU Ally Network has invited experts and advocates from different fields to reflect on the hot button policy and social issues facing LGBTIQA+ communities in a post marriage equality Australia and in the midst of a global pandemic. The panellists will offer expertise and experiences across a range of topics, including conversion practice reform, education, religious discrimination and trans and intersex peer support, with a discussion facilitated by Joel Radcliffe (Manager, ANU Respectful Relationships Unit) followed by a QnA.

Panellists include:

  • Ghassan Kassisieh, Legal Director - Equality Australia
  • Professor Mary Lou Rasmussen, College of Arts and Social Sciences - ANU
  • Dr. Timothy Jones, Senior Lecturer in History - La Trobe University
  • Alistair Ott, Engagement Coordinator - A Gender Agenda

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