Special Envoy Marks IDAHOT

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Updated: May 17, 2016

Today marks the celebration of the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia. The special Envoy for Women and Children, Kim Siimplis Barrow, released a video to commemorate the day stating that this day is an opportunity for us as a society to celebrate our individualism.

KIM SIMPLIS BARROW

The US Embassy also issued a release in commemoration of the day.It says quote “On this day we acknowledge the occurrence of everyday actions that result in discrimination and acts of violence towards members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered (LGBT) communities in Belize and its allies around the world.  Despite these unfortunate incidents of discrimination, the commemoration of IDAHO should be seen as a great opportunity to highlight the positive aspects of the LGBT community and celebrate the rich diversity, accomplishments, and contributions the LGBT community brings to Belize and the world.” End of quote.