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‘This Is About Bodily Autonomy’: Why the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia Is More Important Than Ever

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In recent years, it seems as if every other day marks a new holiday or day of recognition or remembrance, but May 17 is one we should all be aware of if we claim to care about human rights. Now in its 17th year, it’s the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia.

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