ON May 17, the world marked the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT).
This observance was meant to draw the attention of the public, decision-makers, and the media to the challenges faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people.
Usually this is an opportunity to explore societal issues like violence or discriminatory laws. This year's theme came closer to home. The focus was on the role of families in the well-being of their LGBTI members.