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Friday May 17, 2024 at 12:41

Diverse and proud campuses before the international day against LGTBIphobia

Diverse and proud campuses before the international day against LGTBIphobia Diverse and proud campuses before the international day against LGTBIphobia

The Rey Juan Carlos University focuses its intervention on the adaptation and creation of safe campuses for trans and non-binary people within the framework of the IV Meeting of the Network of Universities for Diversity, recently held at the University of Vigo.

Raul Garcia Hemonnet

The URJC has opted to promote transphobia-free campuses in light of the international day against LGTBIphobia, which is celebrated this May 17 around the world to commemorate that on this same date, in 1990, the World Health Organization stopped considering Homosexuality as a mental illness.

The director of the Diversity Office of the URJC, Miguel Ángel López Saéz, has indicated that, within the framework of the IV Meeting of the Network of Universities for Diversity, held recently in Vigo, “from the URJC we made a series of proposals to "the application of LAW 4/2023 in relation to the unit's work areas: awareness and training, research and diagnosis, and support and protection."

As the director points out, “we participated with the idea of ​​seeing how all universities can take steps in this direction of building safe university and academic environments for the entire LGTBI community, and especially for trans and non-binary people and also demand that our university community is diverse and proud to be so.”

Currently, the Rey Juan Carlos University leads the law enforcement plan along with four other universities. Currently, the URJC co-directs the Network of Universities for Diversity.