Every May 17 is a crucial day for the LGBTQ+ community. Its about International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia also known worldwide as International Day for the Fight against Discrimination based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity. On this date is the commemoration of the decision of the World Health Organization (WHO) to eliminate, in 1990, homosexuality from the list of mental illnesses, realizing that pathologization was an act of discrimination.
In 2015, the term biphobia was also incorporated into the name of the campaign to allude to the discrimination felt by bisexual people or who perceive themselves as such and the correlative denial of the existence of bisexuality as such.
Argentina, a country that has become highly aware of gender issues in recent years, especially as a result of the alarming numbers of femicides and gender violence, which culminated in the massive Ni una Menos march. The insertion of these problems in word of mouth later led to the questioning of many other hate speeches and systematized violence against dissidents in general. Due to the great progress that has been made in this type of problem, it is surprising for the new generations that only 33 years ago homosexuality was not considered a mental pathology.
Over the past few decades, the protection of LGBTQ+ people has seen significant progress globally. In recent years, for example, the Supreme Court of India unanimously declared that all forms of consensual adult sex are legal, effectively decriminalizing same-sex relationships. Angola repealed provisions against homosexuality and prohibited discrimination based on sexual orientation. Pakistan enacted a law protecting the rights of transgender people and, with the support of the United Nations Development Program and began work on a transgender welfare policy. Such progress is welcome, but much remains to be done, especially in the field of social practices.
Although all people are born free and equal in dignity and rights, in the world there are currently discriminatory policies and practices against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTIQ+) people.