Sunday the 17th of May was International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia, a day that commemorates the day in 1990 on which the World Health Organisation declassified homosexuality as a mental disorder. The event in Sheffield was held in the Peace Gardens where approximately 200 people attended. There were speeches from Steve Slack – Sexual Health Sheffield, Nikki Bond – Labour Councillor, Adam Hood – Head of Sheffield Pride, Nell Stockton – Trans Activist and Director with LGBT Sheffield and young people from Sheena Amos Youth Trust (SAYiT). Then the one-minute of noise, which was captured on camera by LGBT Sheffield.
Activities then followed, which included the E.D.E.N Action! films being screened on a loop in the Museum Sheffield activity room.
E.D.E.N was part of the planning group for Sheffield’s 2015 event celebrating the 10-year anniversary. We worked alongside Sexual Health Sheffield, Sheffield City Council, Museums Sheffield, LGBT Sheffield, Sheffield Pride and SAYiT.