Nottingham and Nottinghamshire ICS mark International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia
Chief Nurse Rosa Waddingham joined colleagues from across Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Integrated Care System (ICS) on the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia on 17 May.
Led by Nottingham City Council, they gathered to raise the rainbow flag at the Council House and emphasise the importance of standing together in solidarity against homophobia, biphobia and transphobia to help create a society that is inclusive and free from prejudice and discrimination.
Rosa Waddingham and Councillor Angharad Roberts from Nottingham City Council gave speeches to mark the occasion. View Rosa’s speech on YouTube.
International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia was created in 2004 to draw attention to the violence and discrimination often experienced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex people and others with diverse sexual orientations, gender identities/expressions, and/or sex characteristics.
The date of 17 May was specifically chosen to commemorate the World Health Organisation’s decision in 1990 to declassify what it then described as ‘homosexuality’ as a mental disorder.