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This engaging online event will explore the origin and importance of IDAHOBIT, provide you with insight into the work of the Kaleidoscope Trust, and will cover some practical ways you can enhance corporate allyship within your organisation. 


  • International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia & Transphobia is abbreviated to IDAHOBIT and is recognised globally on 17 May every year
  • In coordinating international events, the day hopes to raise awareness of LGBT+ rights and violations around the world
  • IDAHOBIT was originally developed in 2004 by Louis-Georges Tin. The day as a concept was first commemorated in 2005 as a movement against homophobia with over 24,000 people taking part
  • Today, the concept also includes transphobia, biphobia and inter-sex and is now celebrated in over 130 countries worldwide

About Kaleidoscope Trust

Established in 2011, Kaleidoscope Trust works to uphold the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT+) people in countries around the world where they are discriminated against or marginalised due to their sexual orientation, and gender identity and/or gender expression. We work with British and international institutions and partners to fund and support the work of LGBT+ activists to bring about positive legislative, policy and social change for LGBT+ people everywhere. Our work involves supporting LGBT+ activists on the front line in these countries, many of whom put their personal safety and lives at risk to uphold and defend their community's rights. kaleidoscopetrust.com 


1:00 PM - 1:15 PM
What is IDAHOBIT and why is it important?


  • Alex Hoare (Global Insights and Content Manager at LGBT Great)

    Alex Hoare

    Global Insights and Content Manager at LGBT Great


    Alex is an experienced corporate insight and strategy professional with extensive experience supporting investment and private equity organisations.

    Alex was the first in his family to go to university, completing a BA in Modern Languages at The University of Oxford and an MA in Italian Studies from The University of Warwick. He is also a proud member of the LGBT+ community and has been involved in the launch and implementation of multiple DE&I networks.

    Alex is responsible for the strategic development of LGBT Great’s insights, research, and content and for advising financial services organisations on LGBT+ sustainability issues.

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  • Matt Cameron (Global Managing Director of LGBT Great)

    Matt Cameron

    Global Managing Director of LGBT Great


    Matt is an experienced talent management, diversity and organisational development leader with extensive experience within the financial services industry. A proven track record in inspiring others, developing effective strategies, programme execution, managing diverse teams and building partnerships.

    Matt was the first in his family to go to university, is part of the LGBT+ community and also from a lower-social economic background.

    Matt is responsible for the development of LGBT Great’s programmes, the strategic direction of the organisation and advising organisations on DE&I issues. Matt is also a Board Member of the Diversity Project.

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