Join us to celebrate IDAHOBIT 2024



May 16 2024
6:00pm - 8:30pm
Brunswick Town Hall (10/233 Sydney Rd, Brunswick Vic 3056)

Merri Health and Merri-bek City Council invite you to join us for this special IDAHOBIT event featuring:

This Q & A event will unpack equality, freedom and justice as we explore systems and barriers in our communities so that we can end all forms of discrimination faced by LGBTIQA+ people.

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Light refreshments provided.


The International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia was created in 2004 to draw attention to the violence and discrimination experienced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex people, and all of those with diverse sexual orientations, gender identities or expressions, and sex characteristics.

May 17 is a significant date as it commemorates the World Health Organization’s decision in 1990 to declassify homosexuality as a mental disorder - this is only 33 years ago.

IDAHOBIT is a global day of action and a call to inspect, resolve and end all forms of discrimination faced by LGBTIQA+ communities.


Our guest speakers

Nevo Zisin (they/them) is a storyteller, esteemed educator on transgender topics, TEDx speaker, poet, workshop facilitator in schools and workplaces, and award-winning author of Finding Nevo and The Pronoun Lowdown. Their work explores queerness, collective healing and liberation, mutual aid as a mycelial network of connection, reclamation of transgender divinity, making mistakes and creating a practice of failure. Their identity exists in the breaths between the words they use and their greatest accomplishments in life beyond anything, is their friendships.

Budi Sudarto (they/them) has been an active member of Melbourne's lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex, and queer (LGBTIQ) community since their arrival to Australia in 1998. Budi has a professional experience as a sexual health educator, a peer facilitator, a community educator, and a researcher. 

Danielle Laidley (she/her) After a successful AFL playing and coaching career, Danielle Laidley is now leading the way in educating all on both transgender issues and the importance of diversity acceptance.


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