Commitment to LGBTI+ inclusion

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To prevent and fight against LGBTphobia and to support LGBTI+ people, we offer on this page a set of resources (guide, report, associations, etc.).

The 2021 guide "Fighting against anti-LGBT+ hate and discrimination in higher education and research"

Accompanying staff and students in the fight against LGBTphobia, this is the vocation of the guide"Fighting against anti-LGBT+ hatred and discrimination in higher education and research" published on the occasion of the international day against homophobia and transphobia. Produced by the M.E.S.R.I., this guide is part of the plan to fight discrimination against LGBT+ people in higher education and research, announced in 2019.

This guide lists a set of elements of definitions of LGBTphobia situations, statistical and legal data, examples of good practices and initiatives carried out by institutions, as well as the contacts of many associations and partner structures.

Link to the guide

SOS homophobie's annual report 2021: Report on LGBTIphobia 2021

SOS homophobie puts the 2021 LGBTIphobia Report online. The figures in the LGBTIphobia Report 2021 come exclusively from the 1,815 testimonies received by SOS homophobie from 1 January to 31 December 2020 on our helpline, by email via an online form, or by chat. The interpretation of these figures and the content of the chapters are also based on the monitoring of current events, particularly political events; media analysis; the work and expertise of the association's various groups and commissions; the expertise of guest contributors (the "Speaking out" sections).

Link to the Report on LGBTIphobia 2021

Round table: LGBTI phobias, what are we talking about? Definitions, tools and means of action

On the occasion of the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia, the Vice-Presidency of Equality between Women and Men and the Fight against Discrimination organised a round table on 17 May 2021. The aim was to provide definitions, an overview of knowledge on LGBTIphobias, a panorama of partner associations, and information on the means of action put in place at Aix-Marseille University. This round table brought together about 100 participants.

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Programme of the round table :

  • From the definition of gender identity to LGBTI hatred -Thierry Lamour, trainer Other Circle
  • LGBTI-phobias in France: the state of research and knowledge - Flora Bolter, co-director of the LGBT+ Observatory of the Jean Jaurès Foundation
  • Commitment and means of action at AMU - Cécile Langonnet, clinical psychologist at SIUMPPS AMU
  • Partner associations - Christelle Labbay, VPEFHLD project manager; Véronique Godet, SOS HOMOPHOBIE representative; Annabel Maestre, CONTACT13 president
  • The legal protection of LGBTI people, Defender of Rights - Sophie Sereno, MCF Faculty of Law and Political Science.
  • First name and customary civility - Christelle Labbay, VPEFHLD Project Manager
  • Questions - answers with the audience

The recording of the round table is below (the questions and answers were not recorded).

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Evolution of LGBT+ rights

The LGBT+ Observatory proposesthe "LGBT+ Equal Rights Snail" which allows to visualize the evolution of rights in France since 1789. Click on the image to be redirected to the original document.

Evolution des droits LGBTI+


Panorama of LGBTI+ associations

L'Autre Cercle is the leading French organisation working for the inclusion of LGBT+ people in the world of work. Created in 1997, the association is recognized as a public interest organization and has more than 400 members in 13 local branches all over France. L'Autre Cercle's mission is to support the actors of diversity management and inclusion in the professional world. L'Autre Cercle observes the situation of LGBT+ people in the workplace and promotes its actions and values in order to change mentalities.

Le Caélif: collective of LGBTQ+ student associations in Île-de-France (surveys on LGBTphobia in higher education, training for students, associations and institutions, awareness raising events).

The Collectif Intersexes et Allié.e.s (CIA): LGBTIQ+ collective, member of the International Intersex Organisation (IIO) - Europe, launched by and for intersex people. It advocates a non-pathologising approach to variations in sexual development.

Contact aims to help families to understand and accept the sexual orientation and/or gender identity of their loved ones, to help young people to communicate with their parents or family and to help them to understand their sexual orientation. and to fight against discrimination and in particular homophobia.

Efigies is an association created in 2003 which aims to create solidarity between students, doctoral students and young researchers in Feminist, Gender and Sexuality Studies through the sharing of knowledge and information.

The Ligne Azur is available to anyone who has questions, feels discriminated against or has suffered LGBTphobic discrimination, whatever their environment.This service is also aimed at family members, friends, work colleagues, educators, etc. who are in contact with a person in difficulty.

MAG Jeunes LGBT+ (Mouvement d'Affirmation des Jeunes Gais, Lesbiennes, Bi & Trans) is an association of young lesbian, gay, bi and trans people aged 15 to 30. It welcomes all the people who come through its doors and offers them convivial, cultural and militant activities. Its role is also to prevent and fight against LGBTphobia (lesbophobia, gayphobia, biphobia and transphobia).

OUTrans is a feminist trans self-help association for transmasculine, transfeminine, non-binary, questioning people and their cisgender allies.It carries out awareness-raising, production and information dissemination activities. It also organizes discussion and support groups, including remote groups during the health crisis.

The network of assistance to victims of aggression and discrimination (RAVAD) brings together several associations and lawyers who assist victims of aggression and discrimination.

Le Refuge is a State-approved structure that offers temporary accommodation and social, medical and psychological support to young adults, girls and boys, who are victims of homophobia. The structure has 40 accommodation places in Montpellier, Paris, Lyon and Marseille and offers a listening service in its daytime reception rooms open to all.

SOS homophobie is a national association fighting against lesbophobia, gayphobia, biphobia and transphobia.It carries out prevention against LGBTIphobia in schools and companies as well as support for It also provides support to victims of LGBTIphobia through its helpline, its email and its legal support committee.

The LGBT+ Observatory aims to provide public debate with a detailed knowledge of current discrimination in this field, inspiring practices of actors of all kinds and rational arguments for a debate largely hysterised by ultra-conservatives.

Information on associations extracted from the guide "Fighting against anti-LGBT+ hate and discrimination in higher education and research

Other resources

Efigies is an association created in 2003 which aims to create solidarity between students, doctoral students and young researchers in Feminist, Gender and Sexuality Studies through the sharing of knowledge and information.

Transat is an association of transgender people based in Marseille. Its actions aim to raise awareness of the issue of transidentity and to provide support. It organises meetings, activities for transgender people and their relatives and training.

Anti-discrimination platform from Defender of Rights


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