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Northampton makes noise for International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia

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People are invited to come along to the Guildhall and make some noise on Friday to mark the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO) with speeches and noise.

The event will be held in the Guildhall’s courtyard at midday, where people are encouraged to bring along instruments to make a minute of noise against the violence and discrimination that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people experience internationally.

The Mayor of Northampton, Councillor John Caswell, councillors and representatives from community groups will be giving short speeches and making some noise to raise awareness of the day and of all those people who are unable to speak out due to homophobia, transphobia, hate crime and prejudice.

Cllr Anna King, Northampton Borough Council assistant cabinet member for Community Engagement, said: “IDAHO is an important date in the calendar as it raises awareness about people who have suffered from hate or prejudice because of their sexuality.

“I hope everyone will join us to raise their voices against the violence and discrimination that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people face all over the world.”

 

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