Alex K. Silverson
People across the world fight every day for rights that should be acquired at birth. With every step forward in time, more and more of these rights are obtained by those who reach out for them, but the lasting impression of the fight remains. Appointing dates to represent certain historical landmarks is necessary in a world that moves so fast, we forget the past.
Celebrated on May 17th internationally (falling into its 12th edition), IDAH (International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia) looks to celebrate the diversity that makes up our world. It is intended to showcase LGBTQIA+ rights work across the globe, while also raising awareness about rights violation encountered each and every day. Although in recent years, work towards rebuilding the foundations of basic human rights have seen a spike, there are still many more steps to take.
At John Abbott College, we do our best to provide a safe place for everyone. On April 12th, G.A.L.A. Club (Gay And Literally Anyone) will provide activities and informative booths to help the students learn and diversify their knowledge about the LGBTQIA+ community. Come help us celebrate the values and the joy of the LGBTQIA+ community, all while enjoying the presence of guest speakers, smiles, and cupcakes!