The French Embassy, the British Embassy and Queer Comrades are holding an event in connection with the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO) on Thursday 19 May, 14.00 – 16.00 pm.
IDAHO raises awareness of discrimination and challenges faced by Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered (LGBT) people. Our theme this year is “Homosexuality – Not a Mental Disorder”. Mental health professionals play a vital role in helping LGBT people deal with their sexuality and giving them the right support. We would like to invite you to attend this event to meet and interact with representatives of LGBT civil society organizations, mental health professionals as well as the international community to explore these issues.
The event, hosted by the French and British Embassy, will take place at the Institut Français in Beijing. It will consist of an introduction of the topic of LGBT and mental health by Dr. Fang Gang (Expert Sexologist, Institute of Sexualities and Gender Studies at Beijing Forestry University) and a screening of the documentary “Cures that Kill” by the LGBT organization Queer Comrades. This will be followed by an informal networking event where you are encouraged to get to know the Beijing LGBT organizations.