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Sunday May 17th mark’s the 30th anniversary of IDAHOBIT – International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Interphobia & Transphobia 🏳️‍🌈🙌

On this day in 1990 the World Health Organisation finally removed homosexuality from the International Classification of Diseases.

The statistics in Australia are still frightening;

75% of LGBTIQ youth experience some form of discrimination.

61% of LGBTIQ youth experience verbal abuse.

19% of LGBTIQ youth experience physical bullying.

24.4% of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual people experience depression

36.2% of Trans Australians experience depression

6.8% of the general population who experience depression

Over the past 6 years, The Purple Bombers have helped break down these barriers. Our aim is become a leader in helping the Essendon Football Club, and the AFL in being leaders of change by creating a safe environment for LGBTIQ supporters and players, by encouraging and promoting diversity, inclusion and acceptance within the wider football community.

The Purple Bombers are proud to support this incredible milestone of IDAHOBIT and invite you to share it with us. Post photos of you, your friends and your family in your AFL supporter gear, tag @purplebombers and#idahobit — we’ll be sharing our favourites across the day on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!

To learn more about IDAHOBIT visit https://www.idahobit.org.au/

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