IDAHOT Day to highlight Coast’s diversity
  • Tuesday 10 May 2016

Sunshine Coast Council is encouraging Coast residents to show their support for activities and fundraising involved with International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia on May 17.

Council’s Social Strategy, which was adopted last year, highlights the importance of society being inclusive and respectful and supports the continued growth in the diversity of the Sunshine Coast community.

“IDAHOT Day is an important day on the calendar,” Council CEO Mike Whittaker said.

“It’s a day to focus on this part of our community and to let as many people know why challenging homophobia and transphobia is so important.

“We want to ensure that our diversity here on the Coast is not only valued but embraced and supporting this special day next week is one way of doing that.

“We encourage our residents to wear purple or the rainbow design as part of their clothing next week to take a stand against transphobia and homophobia.

“It is certainly something we, as a council, will be encouraging our staff to do.”

 Coast residents are asked to share their IDAHOT Day photos by using the hashtags #bebetter or #idahot.

 To support The Minus18 Foundation, Australia’s National Charity for LGBTI young people in their work to create an Australia free from Homophobia and Transphobia, go to