The UAB organises a collective painting within the framework of the International Day against LGTBphobia

Dia contra la LGTBIf˛bia

The UAB will commemorate 17M with a collective graffiti of the LGTB flag in the Plaça Cívica.

10/05/2018

Next Thursday 17 May is International Day against LGTBphobia. From the Observatory and Community Involvement Unit we have organised a collective painting. The activity will take place at the Plaça Cívica between 12 p.m. and 3 p.m. and will consist in painting the stairs that lead to the Àgora Building with the colours of the LGTB flag.

This action is open to anyone willing to collaborate; the first people to participate will receive a T-shirt with the message: "Fora la LGTBIfòbia de la UAB" ("No LGTB-phobia at the UAB").

At 1 p.m. a manifesto written by the SinVergüenza association will be read, with a presentation by Vice Rector forStudents and Employability Sara Moreno.

28 years since depathologisation and a long way ahead

On 17 May we commemorate the date on which the General Assembly of the World Health Organisation (WHO) approved the exclusion of homosexuality from the International Classification of Diseases (ICD). This way, what is simply a sexual orientation was no longer considered a mental disorder.

However, on this date we do not only assert the rights achieved thanks to the fight of the LGTB community, but also the long way still ahead, as transsexuality is still considered a mental disorder, gender disphoria.

It is also a day to condemn the attacks and discrimination the community still suffers every day. The Observatori Contra l’Homofòbia (Observatory against Homophobia) announced on 12 April a 32.2% increase in reported LGTB-phobic attacks since the previous year.

The fight to eradicate LGTB-phobia is present in many areas of society. Regarding universities, this month the “Guide for the inclusion of sexual and gender diversity at the Catalan universities” was presented. In addition, the UAB includes a "Protocol against sexual harassment and harassment based on sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression" since 2016.

POSTER 17M 2018

 

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