Bolton marks IDAHO 

12/05/11
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Exhibitions will go on display in Bolton to mark the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO) on May 17.

The exhibitions feature case studies on how homophobia and transphobia have affected people’s lives and the importance of reporting such incidents to the police.

The displays have been put together by the Gender, Sexuality and Caring group, under the banner of One Bolton.

One Bolton is about celebrating the strength of Bolton's diversity and the community coming together to ensure Bolton continues to be a great place to live and work.

The Gender, Sexuality and Caring group is chaired by Bolton Council and includes representatives from the University of Bolton, Greater Manchester Police, the Lesbian and Gay Foundation, UNISON, Bolton CVS, Bolton at Home, NHS Bolton and the Royal Bolton Hospital.

The group works to challenge homophobia and transphobia within the Bolton community and workplaces. 

The public can see the displays at the Market Place Shopping Centre on Tuesday, May 17, plus the University of Bolton will hold a smaller exhibition.

IDAHO is celebrated in more than 60 countries across the world. IDAHO provides a platform to raise awareness of homophobic issues that negatively impact on people’s lives and to showcase where positive change has been achieved in improving the quality of life for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual individuals.

To pledge your support for IDAHO and One Bolton please go to the website.

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