May 17th International Day Against Homophophia, Transphobia & Biphobia
News14 May 2021
IDAHOT Day Event at Consulate General of Ireland, Chicago May 17th, 2021, 12:30 pm CST
Please join us for a discussion on Monday May 17, known as ‘IDAHOT Day’ - the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia. The rights of LGBTQ+ persons are a human rights priority for Ireland and as we continue to support initiatives condemning violence and discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity, we participate in this day by discussing the history of the LGBTQ+ community in Ireland, the journey towards equality, and the work with the LGBTQ+ diaspora today.
Featuring guests Dr. Maurice Casey, DFA Historian in Residence at EPIC Museum Dublin and Paul Dowling, Director of Social Services at Irish Community Services Midwest.
The theme this year is "Together: Resisting, Supporting, Healing". Many of you will know Paul Dowling, Social Worker with Irish Community Services, but you may not be aware of his work with the LGBTQ+ community with Alzheimer's here in Chicago. Dr Maurice Casey, Historian in Residence joins us from EPIC, The Irish Emigration Museum, Dublin where he has recently curated an exhibition of the stories of the LGBTQ+ Irish diaspora and has written about radical activists within the Irish gay rights movement. The International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia addresses the need to stop the violence and discrimination against the LGBTQ+ community. Please register below. 12:30 pm CST 1:30 pm EST