The 17th of May has been recognized by U.N since 1990 as the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia. Its main goal is to raise awareness of the human rights of LGBTI people, which are human rights. The date was chosen in commemoration of the World Health Organisation’s decision to remove homosexuality from the list of mental disorders in 1990.
This day is a celebration of people diversity in sexuality, gender identity and sex characteristics, and of the related legal and social progress, which promote respect and human dignity.
Within this framework, E.T.Ho.S project has emerged from people’s drive to challenge long-lasting stereotypes and prejudices against LGBT in EU by targeting one of the most powerful sources of representation, the media.
Its purpose is to educate media professionals and students about the phenomenon of Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (HTB) in the media and in particular about the direct or indirect (re)production of harmful stereotypes against LGBT.
Through the development of the Media Reporting Guide and the trainings to media professionals and students E.T.Ho.S combat the discrimination based on sexual orientation, ensuring an inclusive society with respect to human rights.