#HugsNotHate: Online Solidarity Campaign in Southeast Asia for the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia (IDAHOTB) 2018
ASEAN SOGIE Caucus will be joining the rest of the world in celebration of this year’s International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia (#IDAHOTB) this coming May 17. To prepare for the celebration, please join us this year for our #HugsNotHate action!
Many LGBTIQ people in the region continue to live in places where fear is a persistent and dangerous reality, and many continue to experience a deep sense of loneliness and separation from others. Hugging is one of the purest expressions of love and friendship, and we know from the scientific research that hugs such a strong impact on a person’s heart and health. Hugs are simple, straightforward, and wonderfully powerful, and we want you to help us spread this message. Stop hate! Let’s hug!
It’s easy to join the campaign!
- Hug your LGBTIQ+ friends (with consent, of course!)
- Capture your beautifully moment visually (you can take a video, photo, boomerang video, etc)
- Post it on your social media account (choose your best angle to consider your friend safety) on May 17
- Use the hashtags #HugNotHate and tag us on Twitter (@ASEANSOGIE) or Facebook (/aseansogie) with your strong and powerful caption!
Note: ASEAN countries are encouraged to use the hashtag in their local languages.