LGTBI+

LGTBI

In the last years, there has been a substantial improvement in the legal framework that shall guarantee the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex individuals. This improvement of legislation is based on equal opportunities and the principle of non-discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Likewise, social dynamics demonstrate that better regulations aimed at recognising formal equality are necessary but not sufficient condition to achieve effective and real equality, and to eradicate homophobia, biphobia and transphobia.

Complaints of violence on grounds of LGTBIphobia continue to happen in the form of assaults, vexations, violations of sexual and reproductive rights, school bullying or harassment in social networks. The social commitment of public universities plays an active role in combating all forms of inequality and discrimination, and here at UAB we are taking full responsibility. On 10 March 2016 the Governing Council approved the Protocol against sexual harassment and harassment on grounds of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. A year later, on 23 March 2017, the UAB passes the Protocol for use of preferred name aimed at transgender individuals. These protocols and measures are an improvement that needs to be followed by awareness-raising and visibilisation campaigns.

Collective action against intolerance is imperative. We count on you!

Sara Moreno Colom
Vicerector for Students and Ocupability

ACTIONS AT THE UNIVERSITAT AUTÒNOMA DE BARCELONA

Actions conducted at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona aimed at protecting the LGTBI+ community comply with the provisions of the Law 11/2014 against homophobia, biphobia and transphobia.

Protocol against sexual harassment and harassment on grounds of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression by the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

It was passed on 10 March 2016 by the Governing Council. It is a mechanism to address and prevent sexual harassment or harassment on grounds of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression that applies to the entire community, including students.

Protocol against sexual harassment

Protocol for use of preferred name aimed at transgender individuals

It has been approved on 23 March 2017 by the Governing Council. This protocol shall facilitate the change of an individual’s legal name into their preferred name according to their chosen gender in all University-related system and documents, notwithstanding that they may not have legally changed their sex, are minors, and have not undergone a diagnosis of gender dysphoria or medical treatment. This procedure applies to all students and all staff who has labour or public relationship with the UAB: teaching and research staff (PDI) and administration and services staff (PAS) who may request it.

Protocol for use of preferred name