Diplomats in Austria Stand Up for Equality: "Our Bodies, Our Lives, Our Rights"

More+ ♦ Published: May 17, 2022; 14:40 ♦ (Vindobona)

The COVID-19 pandemic and the global economic crisis have exacerbated the vulnerable situation of LGBTIQ+ people in terms of mental health, existing inequalities and prejudices. To counteract this, a group of diplomats, international organisations and the Austrian Foreign Ministry now acknowledged the problems of the LGBTIQ+ scene and demanded that the grievances be addressed.

The rainbow flag is considered a sign of diversity. / Picture: © Wikimedia Commons, Ludovic Bertron from New York City, Usa, CC BY 2.0

On the International Day against Homophobia, Bisexuality and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT), diplomats in Austria, together with the Austrian Foreign Ministry and representatives of international organisations, stand up against discrimination against people.

Together they want to celebrate the worldwide festival of diversity and integration and point out grievances that people of the…