An image of the rainbow pride flag flying above the Forgan Smith tower at UQ.

International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Interphobia and Transphobia

17 May 2021

Together: Resisting, Supporting, Healing!

On 17 May each year, LGBTIAQ+ communities and their allies celebrate International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Interphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT). This day marks the anniversary of the World Health Organization removing homosexuality from the Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems. IDAHOBIT is a day to empower and show support to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, asexual, and queer/questioning (LGBTIAQ+) people, and to raise awareness of the discrimination this community continues to face.

This year, the theme for IDAHOBIT is "Together: Resisting, Supporting, Healing!"

At UQ, we are proud of our LGBTIAQ+ students, staff and alumni for being unapologetically authentic and true to themselves. UQ is committed to developing and maintaining a safe, positive and inclusive environment for LGBTIAQ+ people that is free from discrimination, harassment and bullying.

This IDAHOBIT, UQ’s Ally Network will be hosting The Great Rainbow Bake Off to raise funds for the LGBTIAQ+ Bursary, which assists sexually and gender diverse students experiencing significant financial hardship. If you’re on campus and want to participate, make sure you sign up to claim a prize for a great cause.

If you can’t make it to the Great Rainbow Bake Off, you can still donate to the LGBTIAQ+ Bursary.

Further reading and resources

UQ has a range of resources for our community to learn more, and for our staff and students to access support.


Ally Network
Diverse Sexualities, Sexes and Genders
Gender affirmation in the workplace
Recording gender information 

For further information or support, contact Workplace Diversity and Inclusion at


For support and community, contact the UQ Union Queer Collective.