Sunday 17 May marks the International Day against LGBT+ phobia, known as IDAHOT. It is a day on which we celebrate sexual and gender diversity. The IDAHOT 2020 theme is “Breaking the silence”, and calls on everyone to speak up, to share their stories, to raise their voices and to claim their right to be heard. Breaking the silence has become even more crucial in the current lockdown situation, as confinement to our homes and other restrictions put our physical and mental wellbeing at risk, whilst physical distancing makes our usual support networks less readily available.
The General Representation of the Government of Flanders, in cooperation with Çavaria and the Centre for Sexualities, AIDS & Gender of the University of Pretoria, organises the webinar on “Queer Resilience in the time of Covid-19”. We will unpack the ways in which these constraints affect the LGBT+ community, and want to offer organisations and individuals a framework of support, with a focus on resilience to get through this crisis.
Join the webinar live via our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/flanderssa on Tuesday 19 May at 19.00.