GEIFN | REPORT | MEAL FUNDRAISER | International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia | Wednesday 17 May 2017 | 6-8pm

One meal in a day of international recognition providing an opportunity for individuals, families and organisations to show support for and celebrate same sex attracted, bisexual, intersex and gender diverse people.

International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT) a commemoration the World Health Organisation 1990 removing homosexuality from the International Classification of Diseases.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Day_Against_Homophobia,_Transphobia_and_Biphobia

IDAHOBIT strengthens visibility and voice of LGBTIQA+ parents, Rainbow families and their children by raising awareness of the diversity of families in our community.

This year the IDAHOBIT theme is families. The theme highlights the important role that families play in the well-being of LGBTIQA+ members and reinforcing need to respect existence/rights/contributions of LGBTIQA+ and Rainbow families.

Spread the word: promoting equal recognition and rights for families challenging the occurrence of discrimination is everybody's business.

Where: Aangan Restaurant, 559 Barkly St, West Footscray VIC 3012

Cost: Free. MEAL: included. Small group, Carey's buying (think yoga teacher budget), yes bring a bestie but know places limited. DRINKS: water and soft drink included. Alcoholic drinks individually purchased if desired. DONATIONS: towards usual charities accepted, ask for details.

As part of the event and to show support for every day equalisers benefitting countless others, funds were raised for nominated charities.

Total Donations Raised (incl pledges): $600 shared equally between 5 charities ($120 ea). A big thankyou to those who participated with presence and, in case of not being able to attend, support to the endeavour by making donations in kind or in absentia.

Recipient Charities:
-- Switchboard http://www.switchboard.org.au Rec #GN754481
-- Ardoch Youth Foundation https://www.ardoch.org.au Rec #AUD82530400
-- Asylum Seeker Resource Centre http://www.asrc.org.au/ Rec #0127679
-- Koorie Heritage Trust Inc www.koorieheritagetrust.com Rec #00000000173
-- Parliament of World's Religions http://www.parliamentofreligions.org Rec #4SV70647Y06230436

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