What IDAHOBIT Means To Us
Celebrating our LGBTI+ family, friends and colleagues
Everyone should feel safe bringing their whole self to work – everywhere, every shift, every day.
So on the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOBIT), we are once again changing our logo from red to rainbow to show our support for the LGBTI+ community.
To our LGBTI+ family, friends and colleagues: you are valued and respected. And you will always have our support.
I hope that one day, we will be able to end the criminalisation of homosexuality around the world. I’m so proud to be part of the Thrive community at Rio, as we all work together to make this a better place for the LGBTI+ community.
I’m proud to be part of an organisation whose values align with my own, including actively supporting and encouraging inclusion and diversity. I’m even prouder to be the Thrive Executive Committee sponsor as everyone should be allowed to be the best version of themselves.
I pledge never to stay silent about homophobia, biphobia and transphobia and will always stand with my LGBTI+ mates. I am a part of the solution, are you?
The LGBTI+ community has always been a space for freedom of expression and acceptance of all people in their many wonderful forms. By ensuring LGBTI+ people feel included, visible and valued in the workplace, we can broaden and strengthen this freedom and acceptance for everyone.”
For me, the ‘coming out’ process was about the fear of people not accepting me for who I was, but then also respecting that I have had to undertake a different journey, just to be the person that I am.
IDAHOBIT makes it easier for me to tell my story, encourage others who are struggling to tell their stories and ultimately for all members of the LGBTI+ community to be accepted and respected for who they are.