Since 2005, the World Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia has been celebrated on 17 May. The date chosen commemorates May 17, 1990, when the WHO removed homosexuality from its classification of diseases. This day provides an opportunity to promote awareness-raising and prevention activities to combat LGBTphobia. On this occasion, Aix Marseille University reaffirms its commitment.
Since 2018 and the adoption by the Board of Directors of its Charter of LGBTI Commitment annexed to its Internal Regulations, Aix-Marseille University is implementing strong measures and works with staff and students to help, inform, raise awareness, facilitate better living together. Due to the current health context, the awareness and training events planned for May have been cancelled.
Consequently, the Vice-Presidency for Equality between Women and Men and the Fight against Discrimination informs you of the national flagship actions identified this May.
- Following the many reports reported by associations in periods of confinement, Frédéric Potier, inter-ministerial delegate of the DILCRAH and Marlène Schiappa, Secretary of State for Equality between Women and Men, announced an emergency accommodation plan to help young LGBT+ victims of violence or family breakdown. The plan is operational, and an agreement has been signed with the association Le Refuge.
- Launch of the FLAG mobile application
- Videoconference organised by the LGBT+ Observatory of the Jean Jaurès Foundation on May 18th .
So many actions that encourage more than ever, to stay mobilized! Stay informed throughout the year on our dedicated page.