Event Details

Join LGBT Great on May 17th for International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia & Transphobia, for a special live webinar. 

About the Webinar:

You may be aware that May 17th is International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia & Transphobia. This is an important day in the LGBTQ+ calendar and is marked by corporate organisations, schools, and universities around the world. The day seeks to increase the visibility of rights violations around the world and demonstrate the collective power of allyship.


  • International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia & Transphobia is abbreviated to IDAHOBIT.
  • Why 17 May? 17 May is a significant date in the history of human rights for international LGBTQ+ communities. In 1990, the Republic of Ireland voted to decriminalize homosexuality, and in 1992 Malta followed suit. It is also the anniversary of the day that the World Health Organization removed homosexuality from the International Classification of Diseases in 1990.
  • The concept was originally developed in 2004 by Louis-Georges Tin. The day as a concept was then first commemorated in 2005 as a movement against homophobia with over 24,000 people taking part.
  • The concept also includes transphobia, biphobia, and intersexphobia and is now celebrated in over 130 countries worldwide.
  • In 2021, DIVA CEO Linda Riley proposed the addition of "L" to represent lesbians who are subject to lesbophobia.

Who Is This Webinar For?

  • Employees or co-workers who would like to learn more.
  • Senior leaders who wish to better understand how to support teams.
  • This webinar is open to anyone regardless of sexual orientation and gender.


3:00 PM - 3:05 PM
Event Introduction
An overview of the event and LGBT Great.
3:05 PM - 3:25 PM
Learning Seminar
A conversation on how the financial services community and allies can support LGBTQ+ folks within the workplace.
3:25 PM - 3:30 PM


  • 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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  • Shreyas Dutta (Research Analyst at LGBT Great)

    Shreyas Dutta

    Research Analyst at LGBT Great


    Shreyas is an Insights and Content Analyst at LGBT Great, where he supports the delivery of a wide range of research and insights projects. Having recently completed an MA in International Relations from the University of Essex and a BSc in Economics at Symbiosis International University Pune, India, Shreyas is particularly interested in LGBTQ+ policy and current affairs. After completing his BSC, he co-founded Economikly, an open-access research platform designed to help underrepresented students publish research and gain knowledge with no monetary barriers.

    Before joining LGBT Great, Shreyas worked with Ogilvy in their account management department and gained experience at Routes2Roots, an India-headquartered NGO working to improve access to cultural exchange programs. He is a proud member of the LGBT+ community and has been heavily involved in public lobbying and activism for LGBT+ rights and inclusion in India.

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