Sheffield’s diverse community will come together on Friday to join in International Day Against Homophobia Biphobia and Transphobia.
Organised by the charity SAYiT and Sheffield Hallam University, the event at the Peace Gardens will join 130 countries in fighting against discrimination.
James Laley, co-organiser of Sheffield IDAHoBIT said: “It is the second time that Sheffield Hallam University has held this event. We want to draw people’s attention to the violence and discrimination against LGBTQI+ group to make sure everyone enjoys justice and protection.”
Dr Anthony James, a trustee at LGBThero, said: “If you look back to the history, situation for transgender and gay men was much worse then. The media tend to put all those sensitive headlines to make fun of these people. I cannot think what they went through in the past. We should all gather to speak out against LGBTQI+phobias, continuing our way to a society which ensures justice and protection for all. In a fair and just world, no one should be left behind!”