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The International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOBIT) is a day to further highlight the rights of the LGBTQI+ community and to increase everyone’s awareness of the struggles they face to access these rights. Today is a day to highlight the diversity of humanity and remember that the beauty of the world lies in our differences.

Unfortunately, there are still many inequalities against LGBTQI+ people occurring every day around the world. For example, according to Human Dignity Trusty and ILGA, same-sex relationships are prohibited by law in about 70-71 countries, and cross-dressing is prohibited by law in 14 countries, which threatens the lives of LGBTQI+  people and creates restrictions on their opportunities to express themselves in society, to build their own families, to have good mental health, and to enjoy the same fundamental rights as every other citizen.

Additionally, many countries either do not give a person the option to legally change their gender or require hormone or surgery from them to effect the change6. There is also a strong demand for gender roles to access health care in many places. 74% of UN countries where it is possible to legally change gender have a very difficult and expensive process. In addition, non-binary rights hardly exist in the world yet and many countries do not have laws to protect and help LGBTQI+ people against murder and against inequality and discrimination not only socially but also economically.

It is also important to emphasize that, although the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states in its first article that “all human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights” and in its second article that “everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind”, unfortunately LGBTQI+ people face prejudices about finding work or entering education systems, living in a community, health access and more.

On the other hand, because of the struggle of the LGBTQI+ people, many communities are more aware of diversity and the beauty of difference. In a sense, the challenges of LGBTQI+ people have become a catalyst for the advancement of Human Rights around the world.

In view of all the above, TEJO joins IDAHOBIT with our voice to oppose any prejudice and to celebrate diversity. As an association with the mission to spread the language and movement of Esperanto, our core goal is to create bridges between cultures, diverse backgrounds or other differences and ultimately develop a safe and inclusive global society where every person can find love and acceptance. Together we call on you and the entire Esperanto community to join us on this path against any inequality around the world.


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  • Paul Desailly

    says on:
    Tuesday May 18th, 2021 at 11:58 AM

    Al mult-multaj homoj, aparte ekster Europo kaj Nord-Ameriko kaj inkluzive de multaj esperantistoj se oni konsideras kiom da Fakaj Asocioj de Universala Esperanto-Asocio estas religi-devenaj, la decido pri kio estas ghusta au malghusta en moralaj demandoj pri samseksaj rilatoj apartenas eksluzive al la koncernaj religiaj organizajhoj. Lau mia suprajha enketo al Human Dignity Trust malklara estas la legha situacio en Barato, Chinio kaj aliaj komunismaj landoj kun grandaj loghantaroj

  • Paul Desailly

    says on:
    Wednesday May 19th, 2021 at 12:39 AM

    From all righteous perspectives prejudice towards any person or cruel treatment of them, whether emanating from the state or the individual or from a religious organization is reprehensible and unacceptable. The overarching question for a global society, most of whose inhabitants still hold to a belief in God, is the legitimacy of marriage between homosexuals

    In accordance with the exigencies of the time and place of their appearance various holy books of the world Faiths, in varied wording, condemn homosexuality and by extension marriage between homosexuals. Despite their popularity in the west, their bruiting abroad and no matter how avuncularly phrased, wishy washy liberal interpretations approving homosexuality are all invalid and unacceptable to the Almighty, full stop! Majorities and elites do not determine what is right and what is wrong! Right is right though all save God condemn it and wrong is wrong though all approve it but He.

  • Leon Roijen

    says on:
    Thursday May 27th, 2021 at 01:35 AM

    La vorto “homofobio” estas malĝusta en Esperanto: Devas esti gejfobio aŭ io simila.

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