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The International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersex and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT) is recognised internationally on May 17 each year.

Founded in 2004, this day aims to raise awareness of violence and discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) people.

Supporting and promoting IDAHOBIT means strengthening human rights for everyone and taking a stand against violence, discrimination, and oppression toward LGBTIQ people.

In Maribyrnong, we stand united in our commitment to creating a safe, inclusive and welcoming city for LGBTIQ people. 

This year, Maribyrnong City Council raised the Progress Pride Flag at Council Chambers in Braybrook. Mayor Cr Sarah Carter was joined by community members Lucy Cuzzupe and Kim Mason to hoist the flag. It remains flying in acknowledgement of the importance and resilience of our LGBTIQ community, and our commitments as outlined in the LGBTIQA+ Strategy and Action Plan 2022-2026.

For more information about how to celebrate IDAHOBIT in your community or workplace, visit

2023 IDAHOBIT Image Gallery