Journal Entry: Thu May 16, 2013, 10:29 PM
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Although sexual diversity has become more recognized, homophobia still exists, even if the ways of expressing it are increasingly subtle. Our societies recognize that homophobia is a form of discrimination just like all other forms of discrimination. To fight it, we need to make everyone, from all walks of life and various cultures, aware of all aspects of this reality.
2013 Campaign Theme: "Fight The Homophobia Web Virus"
fight homophobia on the internet and social media
make people aware of the presence of homophobia in the Web world
inform internet users of the effects that homophobia and bullying have on the health of their victims
propose initiatives to defeat cyberhomophobia
encourage website administrators to limit the use of pseudonyms and to prohibit conduct that isn't cyberethical
make internet users aware of the importance of reporting and denouncing homophobia or bullying remarks to the appropriate authorities
Why May 17?
It was on May 17, 1990, that homosexuality was removed from the list of recognized mental illnesses by the World Health Organization (WHO).