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Wednesday, May 17, 2023 at 09:39

The URJC, against LGTBIphobia

The Rey Juan Carlos University joins the campaign against LGTBIQA+phobia celebrated by various entities at the national level such as the FELGTBI+ and others at the university level such as the Arcópoli organization.


May 17, 1990 marked an important milestone when the United Nations (UN) stopped classifying homosexuality as a disease. Since then, that date was chosen to commemorate the International Day against LGTBIQA+phobia. This day aims to claim equal rights and respect for all sexual orientations and gender identities that do not conform to the established norm of heterosexuality and cis-sexuality (when the person identifies with the sex with which is born).

On the occasion of this 17M from the URJC Diversity Unit they point out that the next June 26 and 27 the URJC together with the UAM, organize the "II National Meeting of the Network of Diversity Units", in which they will meet more than 33 universities across the state to address university policies on sexual and gender diversity.

With this event, says Miguel Ángel López Sáez, director of the Diversity Unit, "we hope to continue consolidating our goal of achieving the SDGs set out in the 2030 Agenda and specifying the lines established by LOSU to address diversity and inclusion in our communities" .

The contribution to the fulfillment of the SDGs is of great importance for the URJC. This effort is articulated in the URJC2030 strategy.