[flickr id=”8747182985″ thumbnail=”medium_640″ overlay=”true” size=”medium_640″ group=”” align=”none”] May 17th is IDAHO Day – an annual International event to raise awareness about the prejudice and discrimination that Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered people may face across the globe.           
At Step Forward we believe that all people have the right to feel safe and not be discriminated against for who they are, and we actively challenge all forms of discrimination while celebrating diversity and difference.

All young LGBT people will have the same aspirations, desires, potential and capacity to love as all other young people but, unfortunately, we know through the stories we hear from our clients that bullying, abuse and discrimination against LGBTQ people is still very much an issue locally.

Tower Hamlets has a vibrant and diverse community. We are proud to be part a part of our local community and welcome all young people through our doors. We offer non-judgmental services and opportunities for young people to mix with people from other cultures and communities that may be different from their own to help people to understand that we are all equal.

Together, we can all make a difference to the lives of young Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and transgendered people and that in turn will make the world a better place for everyone.

Happy IDAHO!

Jennifer Fear