May 17 | International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia

Every second, intolerance shortens lives.

Every second, intolerance shortens lives.

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Stolen time since January 1 2022

Across the world, violence reduces the life expectancy of the LGBTQ+ people.To represent this stolen time, we created the 54-Second Watch, one second missing from every minute for each of the six colours of the pride flag.When minutes last 54 seconds, time goes faster, years get shorter and lives end too soon.

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  • 4042 murdered trans people

    This is the number of assassinations classified in the world between January 1, 2008 and September 30, 2021.

  • 23% of trans people in the United States have avoided going to health services for fear of receiving abuse or humiliation.
  • 4x more suicide attempts

    Lesbian, gay and bisexual youth are four times more likely to attempt suicide than heterosexual youth.

  • 3x more likely to die

    Trans women have an average life expectancy diminished compared to cisgender women.

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Gay Pride Parade

St. Petersburg, Russia, 2013

Daniil Grachev, an LGBTQ+ rights activist, is arrested by riot police during a pride event.

Anatoli Stepanov - Ukraine

Gay Pride Parade

Kyiv, Ukraine, 2012

Svyatoslav Sheremet, the head of the Ukraine Gay Forum, is attacked by three people after speaking with the media.

Chaideer Mahyuddin - Indonesie

Superior Court

Terengganu, Malaysia, 2018

A Malaysian woman found guilty of trying to have sex with another woman is sentenced to six strokes of the cane.

StoneWall Police

Stonewall Riots

New York, United States, 1969

Police officers rough up LGBTQ+ protesters.

Let’s draw the attention of the United Nations

May 17th, 1990, is a symbolic date. On this day, the World Health Organization removed homosexuality from the its list of mental illnesses. Sign the petition to ask the United Nations to officially recognize May 17th as the Internation Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia.