One Minute Noise Against Hate

May 17 is the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO). Hold a one minute's noise or shout against hate.

May 17 is the International Day Against Homophobia & Transphobia (IDAHO)

It was created in 2004 to draw attention to the violence and discrimination experienced by LGBTI  people every day. You can take action this IDAHO day to show your support for LGBTI people, and show that you are against homophobia and transphobia. 

Instead of holding a one-minute silence, why not hold a One Minute's Noise? Sometimes it makes more sense to do an act where people really unleash their emotions and make themselves heard, rather than stay quiet? It's a simple and free way to engage your school (or community group, workplace, or sporting club) in fighting discrimination.

The atmosphere could obviously be fun or, actually, it could be solemn – with people really venting their emotions, and shouting from the heart. It could be about unleashing and channelling people’s anger and hurt about injustice into something positive, vocal and collective. 

Image: Equal Love August 13 from Flickr

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