day of pride over prejudice

Alexander ScottPilbara News
Rachael Laing and Jess Pritchers at the idahobit tree
Camera IconRachael Laing and Jess Pritchers at the idahobit tree Credit: Picture: Alexander Scott

Rainbows were emblazoned over a tree in Karratha over the weekend as part of a worldwide stand against prejudice in the local community.

A tree in the Karratha Quarter was covered in rainbow flags, lanterns and banners on Sunday to mark the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia, also known as IDAHOBIT.

Events were held throughout the Pilbara region with Port Hedland hosting a chalk mural with help from Port Hedland’s Lesbian and Gay Society at Cemetery Beach last Thursday.

Headspace Pilbara pathways project officer Amy Robbins said the day was about being kind to everyone.

“IDAHOBIT is a day around not discriminating and being kind, and that’s what headspace is doing,” she said. Ms Robbins said she hoped people would be curious about why the tree was covered in decorations.

“The rainbow represents a lot of different things, but in the last 10 years, it has been the Pride messaging,” she said.

“It’s messaging for everyone, be kind to people everywhere, no matter what or who they are, who they love, or what is going on in the world.”

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