#IDAHOBIT 2019 Pride in Action Network

May 17 is IDAHOBIT - International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia - a day to stand with the LGBTQIA+ community.

It’s a day for allies to stand up alongside the LGBTIQ community and take a stand against discrimination.

Wear rainbow, showing visible support, attend events (see below) and build inclusion. Together, we can make the world a safer place for people who are LGBTQIA+.



Tuesday 14 May

May 8.00am - 10.00am - pRide to Uni Breakfast, South Lawn Underground Bike Hub, Parkville

Hosted by the Sustainability Team, MU Sport and the UoM Pride in Action Network, Pride2Uni is a themed Ride2Uni event to celebrate uni pride, diversity and inclusion on campus. Staff and student cyclists are invited to wear a splash of rainbow and enjoy a free light breakfast, coffee/tea, bike maintenance, engraving, plus more.

Friday 17 May

11.00am IDAHOBIT Celebrations, Wilin Garden, Southbank

Rainbow cupcakes sponsored by the Pride In Action Network, coffee cards sponsored by University House for redemption at Lionel's and a gender diverse clothes swap. You can sign up to be part of the Pride in Action Network, and get a rainbow lanyard on the spot. And decorate your bike for the...

11.30am Ride of Pride Bike Convoy, Wilin Garden, Southbank

Led by the fabulous Tonie Field, the convoy will be heading up to the Parkville campus for a panel discussion about IDAHOBIT, visibility, knowledge generation and where the Pride in Action Network needs to head in the future. Don't have a bike? Don't worry. Trams need some IDAHOBIT love too.

12.00pm From Visibility to Action, IDABOHIT Panel, Parkville

Visibility in the public realm is important at both an individual and community level. But what do we mean when we say 'visibility'? How can we move beyond LGBTI+ people being seen, and towards taking control of their narrative and creating change?

Join the Pride in Action Network this IDAHOBIT for a panel discussion with students, staff and academics at the University of Melbourne, followed by delicious RAINBOW CUPCAKES.

Guests include: Simona Castricum, musician, designer and architecture academic, educator and PhD candidate at the University of Melbourne (pictured top); Mark Nannup,student and LGBTIQA+ Inclusion Coordinator for the Victorian College of the Arts; and Dr Hannah McCann, Lecturer in Cultural Studies at the University of Melbourne (pictured right).

Location: Forum Theatre, Room 153, Arts West (North Wing). University of Melbourne, Parkville Campus.