International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO) was created in 2005 to focus attention on the ways in which the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people are blighted by homophobia, bi-phobia and transphobia and, to celebrate IDAHO, Proud Generation and Hinckley and Bosworth Council are hosting ‘Silent, Indifferent, Complacent’, a community art project.
On Wednesday 15 May, Thursday 16 May and Friday 17 May, Leicestershire artist Deborah Bird will lead a series of workshops for volunteers at which they will help her to create a display which celebrates the individuality and strength of LGBT people against a backdrop of violence and social exclusion.
“’Silent, Indifferent and Complacent’ are the words used by American campaigner Judy Shepard to describe how USA has become a ‘S.I.C.’ society, but homophobia isn’t confined to the American continent. We don’t want people to be silent, indifferent or complacent about hatred and social exclusion; we want to see them actively engaging on this issue all over the world regardless of their own sexuality or gender identity. Our message to you is ‘Don’t get SIC, get busy’ and this project has been designed to make it easy to get people involved”.
If you have some free time this week, why not come and give us a hand to create our exhibition? Click on the poster for more details.