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Homophobia

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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