UNDP and UNESCO celebrate International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia in Beijing
May 15, Beijing
Participants at today's event (Photo: UNDP China)
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) today welcomed experts, educators, students and LGBTQI people at an event to mark the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT).
Linking to this year’s IDAHOT theme of ‘Stand with LGBTQI Youth for Visibility, Respect and Equality’, the event discussed the challenges faced by sexual and gender minority youth in China and explored possible solutions. A presentation of findings from research into homophobic bullying in schools by Wei Chongzheng and Dr Liu Wenli from Beijing Normal University was followed by a panel discussion on approaches to tackle discrimination and violence against LGBTQI youth.