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CENESEX pleads for schools without homophobia, nor transphobia

Gloria Machado León 25 octubre, 2017

The specialists and promoters of the National Center for Sex Education (CENESEX), hold the communication campaign for schools without homophobia and transphobia during 2017.

The project insists on non-discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in educational settings. According to Msc. Ulises Padrón Suárez, communication specialist of CENESEX, based on the research and creative work for the emergence of the campaign showed that homophobic harassment in Cuban educational institutions is quite invisible.

The initiative was presented on May 17TH of the current year during the X Cuban Conference against Homophobia and Transphobia and from the beginning counted on the political and governmental support and the support of the Ministry of Education for the development of the broad plan of activities that it includes, above all, talks and awareness-raising conferences in schools and the community.

In numerous social, political and medical studies in Cuba, homophobic harassment in educational spaces appears as a reality, although invisible, it still exists in the country as a reflection of the wider social prejudice towards people with sexual orientations and gender identities several.

 

Original text by on Oct 25th, 2017

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