The Latino Commission on AIDS wants LGBTQ people to know they are honored and beloved (#Honored&Beloved). The organization—along with its Zero Homophobia and Zero Transphobia programs and the Oasis Community Pride Center in New York City—hosts a week of virtual events starting Monday, May 13, that raise awareness of key issues facing LGBTQ Latinos.

Join us for the “Honored & Beloved” Week of Action, Zero Homophobia/Zero Transphobia, from May 13-17, 2024, presented by...

Posted by Oasis Community Pride Center on Monday, May 13, 2024

The events align with the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia & Biphobia (#IDAHOBIT), which is marked Friday, May 17. The theme of this year’s global awareness day is “No one left behind: equality, freedom and justice for all.”

On #IDAHOBIT2024, let’s raise our voices for justice! As we come together in solidarity with LGBTQIA+ individuals and...

Posted by International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia on Thursday, May 9, 2024

The global initiative “aims to raise awareness about discrimination, violence and challenges faced by the LGBTQIA+ community,” according to In explaining more about the 2024 theme and the history of IDAHOBIT, the website continues:

“The world has just celebrated the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights — a document that is much more than a cornerstone of international law: it is a guide to navigate a deeply divided world, a set of values that everyone can live by, and ultimately a force for good. And yet, we know that ‘All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights’ represents a promise not yet fulfilled—for LGBTIQ people across the world, and for everyone experiencing the suffocating impact on their lives of diverse layers of inequalities. This year’s IDAHOBIT theme is a call for unity: only through solidarity for each other will we create a world without injustice, where no one is left behind.…

“The date of 17 May was specifically chosen to commemorate the World Health Organization’s decision in 1990 to declassify homosexuality as a mental disorder.

“The day represents a major global annual landmark to draw the attention of decision makers, the media, the public, corporations, opinion leaders, local authorities, etc. to the alarming situation faced by people with diverse sexual orientations, gender identities or expressions, and sex characteristics.”

Complementing #IDAHOBIT, the Oasis Community Pride Center hosts the following #Honored&Beloved virtual events:

• May 13th, 2024, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST:  KICK OFF & ENCUENTRO

Join us on the first day of Zero Homophobia Zero Transphobia Week of Action, #HonorandBeloved, and learn more about Encuentro 2024. Encuentro is a three-day convening of LGBTQ Latinx Southerners. 


• May 16th, 2024: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM EST: QUEERING IMMIGRATION


Jennicet Gutiérrez, a Co-Director at Familia TQLM.

Jennifer Lopez, the Political Associate at the Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights (GLAHR).

Yanira Arias, Leadership and Advocacy Organizer at Alianza Americas.


• May 17th, 2024: 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EST: THE STATE OF LGBTQ-LATINE HEALTH


Jonathan Ayala the Associate Program Manager at NMAC  

Aubri Escalera, Co-founder of Trans Power in Diversity 

Adonis Gutierrez, the Co-Founder of “Under The Umbrella”