Young LGBT and intersex people need recognition and protection of their rights International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia – Sunday 17 May 2015

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OII-UK  thanks the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights for their intersex inclusive statement.

IDAHOT acknowledges the day that homosexuality was finally removed  from the international manual of mental disorders known as DSM.  Intersex variations are still classified as physical disorders.

Societal attitudes against LGBT and intersex persons should not be used as justification to promote discriminatory laws and policies, to perpetuate discriminatory treatment, or to fail to investigate and prosecute those responsible for violence against LGBT and intersex children and young people. States must act to overcome prejudice and stereotypes through anti-discrimination initiatives in schools and public education campaigns. They should also address intersectional discrimination and violence against LGBT and intersex youth on the basis of race and ethnicity.