DC Recognizes International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

Today, Durham College (DC) acknowledges the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, which affirms the right of all members of the 2SLGBTQQIA+ communities, including all sexual and gender orientations and expressions, to live freely as themselves.

This important day highlights the ongoing violence and discrimination faced by members of the 2SLGBTQQIA+ community.

“Durham College is committed to being a place of acceptance for all. I am proud of the work we do every day to create a safe and welcoming culture at DC, where the values of respect, equity, and inclusion are extended to everyone,” said Dr. Elaine Popp, President. “It is encouraging to see how our students, employees and alumni are committed to maintaining and strengthening that culture on and off campus.”

This year’s global theme – “No one left behind: equality, freedom and justice for all” – is a reminder that everyone has the right to be their authentic selves without fear of discrimination.

With this in mind, today DC raised the Progress Pride Intersex Inclusive Flag at both our Oshawa and Whitby campuses.

To support learning and growth, the DC Library has curated a collection of materials focused on promoting education and awareness of the 2SLGBTQQIA+ community.

Standing together against homophobia, transphobia and biphobia will ensure that DC remains a safe, welcoming and inclusive space for all.