Sunday, 11 May, 2014

LGBT+phobia seriously damages your health

Did you know that many young people suffer homophobic, lesbophobic, biphobic and transphobic harassment at school and work? That their freedoms and their rights are violated due to their sexual orientation or gender identity? That LGBT+phobia has negative effects on the wellbeing of young people?
Insecurity at school or a work, emotional unease, eating disorders, depression and suicide are common problems that affect and worry LBGTQI+ people. Because LGBT+phobia grows if it is not combated.
For this reason, youth bodies, based on working online and participation in the framework of the Gender Committee and the recent 10th Young People’s Health Forum, have decided to promote a campaign 2.0 about LGBT+phobia and young people’s health to commemorate International Day Against Homophobia, Lesbophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia.
The campaign is part of the global issue of young LBGTQI+ people’s health and has the goal of raising awareness and making visible the grievances that LGBT+phobia causes in people’s general wellbeing—in particular young LBGTQI+ people—, taking wellbeing to be a wide-ranging concept that includes both the physical-material and psychological and emotional dimensions.
It also aims to highlight the work that is done by youth bodies in matters of prevention, detection and reporting to combat it in any context where it appears: educational, work, social, associative, etc.
The campaign began on 11th May and ended on 17th May. During these days all kinds of resources (articles, images, data, resolutions, videos, projects, etc.) on LGBT+phobia and health were shared. The slogan “LGBT+phobia seriously damages your health” and the hashtag #StopLGBTfòbia accompanied the publications.


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