Tuesday 17 May is International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT). It’s an annual landmark to draw the attention of decision makers, the media, the public, opinion leaders and public service providers to the need for LGBT equality.
It’s also a day to put LGBT equality on the map in your workplace.
The theme for this year is mental health and wellbeing. Let us know what you have planned – email email@example.com or tweet a photo to @unisonlgbt.
To mark IDAHOBIT, ILGA-Europe publishes a package of information tracking the progress of LGBT equality across 49 European countries.
For a number of years, the UK held top spot. But where our laws have stood still, others have moved forward, with Malta now proudly leading the 2016 index.
To find out more, visit rainbow-europe.org/.
This year, you can go ‘behind’ the dots on the index to see exactly what the national laws and policies say. And of course, life for LGBT people is affected by more than laws.
The package also tells readers what the state of play is really like.