The origins of Canada and the International Day Against Homophobia

On May 17, 1990, the World Health Organization of the United Nations officially decided in the General Assembly resolution to remove homosexuality from the “International Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems” list, and declared that “homosexuality is not a disease”. This has become a milestone for the global LGBT community to strive for equal rights and fight for their own rights.

On May 17, 2003, Canada celebrated National Homophobia Day—the first official date in human history to commemorate May 17, when the World Health Organization “removed homosexuality from disease.”

After more than a year of campaigning, more than 20,000 people from LGBT organizations jointly signed and supported. On May 17, 2005, the world finally officially held the first “International Day Against Homophobia”. Many countries participate.

In 2006, the International LGBT Human Rights Conference was held in Montreal, Canada. Officially released the “Montreal Declaration” – calling on countries around the world to designate May 17 as the “International Day Against Homophobia”.

Every year on May 17, Canada has a commemorative event
Every June, many Canadian cities have gay pride parades, and politicians also take part.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has participated in the gay pride parade for many years.

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