On May 17 the College celebrated IDAHOBIT Day, international day to support the LGBTQIA+ community and speak out against LGBTQIA+ homophobia, biphobia, intersexism & transphobia.
What do these terms mean?
- Homophobia: dislike or poor treatment of somebody because they are gay or same sex attracted, or because someone believes they are gay or same sex attracted.
- Biphobia: dislike or poor treatment of somebody because they are attracted to more than one gender.
- Transphobia: dislike or poor treatment of somebody because they are trans, or because someone believes they are trans.
- Intersexism: dislike or poor treatment of somebody because that person has physical, hormonal or genetic features that are neither wholly male or wholly female; a combination of female and male; or neither female nor male.
Students at all campuses gained knowledge about IDAHOBIT Day, discussed what bullying can look like and feel like and engaged in a conversation on how to ensure our school is a safe and inclusive environment for all students and staff.
Other activities on the day included the tying of rainbow ribbons, fairy bread and selling of lolly bags to fundraise for an organisation called Black Rainbow.
Our College is committed to combatting discrimination and using IDAHOBIT as a catalyst for building LGBTQIA+ inclusion all year round. For further information on IDAHOBIT Day please see: https://www.idahobit.org.au/