International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia 2016 at Chew Valley School

May 17th each year is the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia, affectionately known as IDAHOBiT.  It is a day when people who have lost their lives to violent homophobic, biphobic and transphobic attacks around the world are remembered.  It is also a day when people show their allegiance with the LGBT community and celebrate diversity and acceptance.  The traditional symbol for the LGBT community is the rainbow flag.  This year we have marked IDAHOBiT by holding a tutor group rainbow photo competition.  Tutors have competed against each other to make the best rainbow.  The Equalities team have also made rainbow pins which they have sold to staff to wear on the day.  The money raised will be donated to Stonewall to support their work in schools. Some of the tutor group entries can be seen in the gallery, below.