Commemorating IDAHOTB Day
Today is International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia. As convenors of the Sex Rights Africa Network, we asked AIDS Foundation of South Africa staff members to tell us why they feel it’s important to commemorate IDAHOTB Day, and how they are combating Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia through the work that they do. We also asked SRAN Team members what their IDAHOTB Day slogans are – you can find their pictures below the videos.
Menstruation is an issue which can affect LGBTQ+ people differently to heterosexual/cisgender people. In particular, trans men and non-binary people who were assigned female at birth (AFAB) can face stigma and discrimination, as well as dysphoria when attempting to manage their menstrual hygiene needs. Menstrual hygiene management is not a gendered issue – access to menstrual hygiene management systems (waste bins, soap and water, sanitary wear, education, etc) is vital for all people who menstruate. Sign the petition to make sanitary wear free for ALL people who need it here!