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Why is May 17 the International Day Against Homophobia?

By Antonio Souza

This Wednesday, May 17, is the International Day Against Homophobia, a date reinforcing the need to criminalize prejudice against the LGBTQIA+ population.

Celebrated since 2010, the date is an important milestone for the valorization of the community on the world stage.

In general terms, the International Day Against Homophobia aims to bring a debate for the development of the criminalization of prejudice.

Homophobia is still present in society, and the fight against this prejudice has been on the agenda in several places worldwide.


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