Living@Guelph - Choose Your Own Adventure
What can we do at U of G to combat homophobia, discrimination, and harassment on the grounds of sexual orientation? |
Don't assume that everyone is heterosexual.
Identify homophobia and heterosexism as the problem, not being gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, queer or questioning.
Confront homophobic remarks and statements, including anti-gay/lesbian jokes in the class room, work, study, and leisure areas on campus.
Think about the similarities and differences between homophobia and other forms of prejudice and discrimination (e.g. racism, sexism, ageism).
Consider the experience of lesbians, gay males, bisexuals and transgendered folk on campus.
Integrate lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans issues and relevant print/audio-visual materials in the class room curriculum.
Actively support lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans activities and organizations on campus (e.g. Guelph Queer Equality, OUTline and Queer Awareness events).
Report anti-gay/lesbian vandalism, threats or violence to the Campus Police or the Human Rights and Equity Office.
Be supportive of someone who is "coming out".
Support the visibility of lesbians, gay males, bisexuals and trans folk in your classroom, work place and organization.
Educate yourself and your friends.
-Adapted from the Universiy of Guelph, What Do You See? Pamphlet
Human Rights and Equity Office, June 1997.
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