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IDAHOBIT Event: International LGBT+ Causes and the Effects of COVID-19




IDAHOBIT Panel Event: International LGBT+ Causes and the Effects of COVID-19

Date: Monday 18th May 2020
Time: 18:00
Virtual Location: WebEx (details to be emailed to registered attendees)


17th May each year is International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT). To mark the occasion, Macquarie’s Pride network will host a webinar in support of two charities, Kaleidoscope Trust and GiveOut, who both do excellent work to support LGBT+ causes globally, including in many countries where LGBT+ people are discriminated against or marginalised.


The webinar will feature a panel discussion moderated by Macquarie, during which we will hear from leading activists about the global struggle for LGBT+ human rights in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, which is affecting LGBT+ people in specific ways and with huge implications.



The panellists will be:

  • Steve Letsike, Founding Director of Access Chapter 2, which promotes the human rights of LGBT+ people, women and girls in South Africa.
  • Neish McLean, Executive Director and Co-Founder of TransWave, which promotes the health and wellbeing of trans, gender nonconforming and intersex people in Jamaica.
  • Phyll Opoku-Gyimah, Executive Director of Kaleidoscope Trust, which works to uphold human rights of LGBTI+ people in countries around the world.
How to Register:
  • To register, please click 'Register Now' to make a donation and be sure to leave your email address. 
  • A minimum donation of £10 is requested to gain access to the panel event (although higher amounts are of course welcomed and encouraged!).
  • Virtual conferencing details will be emailed to registrants the morning of Monday 18th May.
  • The registration deadline is Friday 15th May.



The Pride network is an employee network group at Macquarie for LGBT+ employees and their allies, that aims to promote an inclusive workplace where all employees feel safe to bring their whole selves to work.