May 17th is symbolic due to its significance in the improvement of the status of gays and lesbians. International Day Against Homophobia (IDAHO) proposed this date for annually holding a day set aside to fight homophobia.
Speaking About Silence is a campaign geared toward the sports world and will reach its highpoint on May 17th, 2010, on the International Day Against Homophobia.
The campaign aims to speak about the sports world’s reigning silence on everything related to sexual diversity, and to call on all those involved: educational institutions, the media, professional and amateur sports organisations, sponsors, gay men and lesbians, sexual minorities, and public authorities.
All those involved in the sports world are therefore invited to take part in the campaign, to organize activities and to distribute promotional material. Check out the website to see how you can get involved in Speaking About Silence and/or IDAHO and spread the word in your community!