Today, May 17th, is International Day Against Homophobia & Transphobia (IDAHO).
The day will be commemorated in over 100 countries around the world and will highlight the horrific consequences of homophobia and transphobia on gender and sexual minorities. The horrible consequences of homophobia don't simply affect LGBT's; it has a disastrous effect on all people.
Below is a video from the UN human rights office:
Belize has seen its share of homophobic intolerance and was especially brought to the forefront on May 6th, 2013, when human rights activist, Caleb Orozco from the organization UNIBAM brought a case against the Attorney General of Belize for Section 53 of the Belize Constitution that states, “Every person who has carnal intercourse against the order of nature with any person or animal shall be liable to imprisonment for ten years.”
Caleb Orozco and one of his attorneys, Lisa Shoman
Below is Belize’s first lady, Kim Simplis-Barrow shares the following message in support of equality:
International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia! I hope you all can spread the word for equality to all humankind to at least one person today!