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Celebrate IDAHOBIT with Switchboard

30 years ago – on May 17, 1990 – the World Health Organization removed homosexuality from the Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems. International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Interphobia & Transphobia (IDAHOBIT) celebrates LGBTIQ people globally, and raises awareness for the work still needed to support the LGBTIQ+ community.

Join Switchboard Victoria in celebrating IDAHOBIT with our virtual event, Staying Well Together. With esteemed guest Dr. Ilan Meyer, this will be a lunch time discussion on how the LGBTIQ+ community is dealing with isolation while continuing to promote strong mental health and community resilience during COVID19. How do we Stay Well Together?

We’ll be hearing from Dr Meyer and another special guest (and more to be confirmed!) on how LGBTIQ+ communities and people are staying well during COVID19. 

We’ll be tackling some big questions:

  • How is LGBTIQ+ discrimination compounded by COVID19 conditions? 
  • What can LGBTIQ+ people do to cultivate community resilience and promote strong mental health?
  • Why is it important that we keep confronting discrimination and harmful social messages about LGBTIQ+ people, and what can we do about it?
  • What does it mean for LGBTIQ+ people to stay well together?

We will finish off with the fabulous and fierce Mama Alto performing live. 

Invite your colleagues, your friends, your allies. This free event is a once off opportunity to hear first hand from some of the most influence people in LGBTIQ+ public health and advocacy.

Get your General Virtual Admission tickets here Eventbrite Tickets

Event Details:

Date: Friday 15th May
Time: 12pm – 2pm
Appropriate for ages 15+

Get your General Virtual Admission tickets here 
Eventbrite Tickets

Link to accessing the event will be provided on Thursday 14th May via email.
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Dr. Ilan Meyer

Dr. Ilan Meyer is an American psychiatric epidemiologist, author, professor, and a senior scholar for public policy and sexual orientation law at the Williams Institute of UCLA. Dr Meyer is well known among the LGBTIQ+ community for his conceptualisation of the Minority Stress Theory, his influential contribution to overturning harmful amendments to same-sex marriage laws in California and as a proud supporter of Switchboard.


Mama Alto

Mama Alto is a jazz singer, cabaret artiste & gender transcendent diva. She is a transgender & queer person of colour who works with the radical potential of storytelling, strength in softness and power in vulnerability. Queer advocate and beloved community member, Mama Alto has been recognised by receiving many awards and nominations for her contributions to the arts and LGBTIQ+ communities.


Tea Uglow

Tea Uglow is Creative Director for Google’s Creative Lab in Sydney. She works with cultural and creative organisations around the world exploring the space between technology and the arts and what can happen where they intersect. Tea is a passionate transgender spokesperson, public speaker, author, lover of literature and one of Australia’s top 50 LGBTQ leaders as named by Deloitte in 2018.