And I only found out because of Twitter.

According to this, every May 17 is the International Day Against Homophobia or, and I kid you not, IDAHO for short. Thanks to the reappearing hashtags, #IDAHO, #homophobia and #homofobia, which Ricky Martin used in his tweet, I decided to give it a look-see. Now I’m kinda red-faced I didn’t even know this existed. The day is initiated by the Canadian organization, Fondation Émergence.

This year’s campaign is centered on Homophobia in the Sports World. Here is one of the tidbits on that page.

Hitting the Locker Room

In the sports world, hitting the locker room is the norm and the first time people become aware of sexuality-related taboos. Gay men and lesbians are often traumatised by such an exposing experience whereas other people learn their first lessons in how to taunt and be homophobic.

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