Fight against homophobia and transphobia : ULiège commits itself to the respect of each and everyone
Support for the LGBTQIA+ community
As the World Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia approaches on May 17, the University of Liege affirms its support for the LGBTQIA+ community and commits itself to the fight against all forms of discrimination and violence based on gender or sexual preference.
For several years, ULiège has been committed to protecting and defending victims of homophobia, transphobia or sexism. Procedures ranging from mediation to sanction are activated by the authorities to put an end to inappropriate behavior whenever it is reported to them. Confidential support persons and psychologists are available to listen to testimonies or calls for help in case of harassment, violence or non-respect. In order to reinforce this first line contact, two email addresses have been created:
Meeting with actors in the field
The fight against harassment and the respect of diversity is a long-term commitment of the ULiège authorities. Initiatives are taken at different levels, but are not always sufficiently relayed to the privileged interlocutors. A meeting between the ULiège authorities and a series of actors in the field will be held on May 17 in order to establish an inventory of existing actions and priority issues on which to continue working in consultation with the Gender and Equality Council.
Students and staff members who would like to participate in this meeting are invited to send an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Awareness-raising concert and show
To close this awareness day, the entire university community is invited to a concert-show focused on the acceptance of the diversity of sexual orientations and gender identities.
At the intersection of a concert and a theatrical production, Chose unfolds, piece by piece, the journey of a young person exploring her gender identity and sexuality. Chose is both a tool for expression and a tool for emergence and debate.
Pride Month in Gembloux
Different activities took place during the Month of Pride on the Gembloux campus: exhibition, improv show, queer aperitif, festive and militant garden pride.
LGBTQIA+ flags and poster campaign
To support its commitment, the University of Liege will raise the LGBTQIA+ flag on the campuses of downtown Liege, Sart Tilman and Gembloux from May 17. A commitment also visible through the poster campaign #RESPECT which will start on the different sites of ULiège.