Observing The United Nations’ International Day For Tolerance

Last Updated 16.11.2020
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Taimi — the world’s largest LGBTQ+ platform that features a social network and dating app recognizes a day meant to foster mutual understanding among cultures and peoples

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This may sound like a cliché, but we all dream of world peace. The UN’s International Day for tolerance brings us a step closer to that dream.

The International Day for Tolerance is observed every year on November 16. The day is annually observed day aims to educate people about the need for tolerance in society and to help them understand the negative effects of intolerance.

We, at Taimi believe that all people should be treated fairly and equally. This is why, our LGBTQ+ platform offers a space free of judgment and intolerance.

Taimi’s mission is to combat homophobia, biphobia and transphobia. This is why it is so important to learn about respecting and recognizing the rights and beliefs of others.

Taimi staff invite you to start a discussion and perhaps even a debate on the negative impact of intolerance. We want you to take a look at today’s world with a closer eye and speak out against injustice, oppression, racism. Taimi founder Alex Pasykov recently did just that. He spearheaded a campaign urging LGBTQ+ allies to speak up and showcase their support.

The International Day for Tolerance is a great opportunity to speak about human rights laws, especially about anti-LGBTQ+ laws. This is also a day when people can have special training programs and talks at their workplace focusing on human rights and tolerance around the world.

How to Counter Intolerance:

Llegislature: world leaders and governments carry the responsibility to enforce human rights laws, punish hate crimes and discrimination. Unfortunately, there are still 70 + countries in the world that make it illegal to be LGBTQ+.

Education: without proper education about the issues, there is no way to counter intolerance. We must do our best to educate ourselves and others.

Awareness: In order to fight intolerance people should become aware of the link between their own behavior and mistrust and violence in society.

Information: freedom of press is crucial in order to allow the public to differentiate between facts and opinions.

Local solutions: if confronted with an escalation of intolerance around us, we must not wait for the leaders to step in.

Taimi believes that we all can be and are part of a solution. Let’s make this world a better place, speak out when you see intolerance around you, write to your local government representative, start a movement at work, do something!

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