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May
17
International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia
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The International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia (IDAHOT) was created in 2004 to draw the attention of policymakers, opinion leaders, social movements, the public and the media to the violence and discrimination experienced by LGBTI people internationally. On this date in 1990, the World Health Organization (WHO) declassified homosexuality as a mental disorder. In 2009, the (T) in IDAHOT was added to reflect transgender identities. And in 2015, biophiba was added to the day’s name to show solidarity with bisexual identities.

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Date:
Sunday, May 17, 2020
Location:
World
Jun
11
National Day of Reconciliation
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On June 11, 2008, the Canadian Federal government officially apologized to Indian residential school survivors and their families for the creation of the Indian residential school system. The apology led to the formation of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada.

Date:
Thursday, June 11, 2020
Time:
All Day
Location:
Canada
Aug
09
International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples
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Recognized since 1994 by the UN, the date calls attention to the systemic barriers faced by Indigenous communities across the planet. Click here to find out more.

Date:
Sunday, August 9, 2020
Location:
World
Sep
30
Orange Shirt Day
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The initiative began in 2013, when Residential school survivor Phyllis Webstad shared her story of the maltreatment that she received at St. Joseph’s Mission Residential School in B.C. The day calls us to recognize the harm these schools perpetrated against Indigenous children and presents an opportunity to find ways to combat racism and bullying. To learn more about Orange Shirt Day and how you can participate, click here.

Date:
Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Location:
Canada