IDAHOTB 2021: The Face of LGBTQI Exclusion in the COVID-19 Pandemic


IDAHOTB 2021: The Face of LGBTQI Exclusion in the COVID-19 Pandemic

14 May 2021

4:00 p.m. (GMT+8) 


To commemorate the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia (IDAHOTB) 2021, the Asian Development Bank, in collaboration with World Bank, International Monetary FundEuropean Bank for Reconstruction and Development, and Inter-American Development Bank, hosted a series of webinars to reach global audiences.  

This year’s IDAHOTB comes against the backdrop of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, which has adverse effects on vulnerable groups like sexual and gender minorities, a group that the World Health Organization and others have found to be at greater risk during the pandemic.  

The global theme of IDAHOTB this year is “Together: Resisting, Supporting, Healing”  and the multilateral development banks (MDBs) have agreed to center the week-long commemoration around the impact of COVID-19 on sexual and gender minorities and the development response to help mitigate social and economic risks of the pandemic on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) people.  


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Program and Learning Materials: 
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
14 May 2021 Expression of Support from ADB Vice President VPKM Bambang Susantono for IDAHOTB 2021
ADB Vice President for Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development, Bambang Susantono, expresses his support for the events in commemoration of International...
Bambang Susantono


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