Saturday, May 17, 2008
International Day Against Homophobia
Homosexuality isn’t a sickness! Today is the international day against homophobia.
Despite the World Health Organisation’s crossing homosexuality off as a mental sickness on May 17, 1991, many prejudices are still present when it comes to gays, lesbians and transgender.
Many people still think that being gay is a choice or a mental disorder, and some even think that it can be “cured”. Specialists in metal health think it is impossible. Granted that it’s only in 1973 that the American Psychiatry Association removed homosexuality from its reference book, and that decision was only reflected in their manuals published in 1980. No wonder there is still lots of work to do in public awareness.
I’m using my blog to fight ignorance against homophobia.
You can check out the official site for this International Day, here.