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The CUT Hosts A Web Seminar On The LGBTQIA+ Community And Campus Discrimination



The CUT Hosts A Web Seminar On The LGBTQIA+ Community And Campus Discrimination

The CUT Hosts A Web Seminar On The LGBTQIA+ Community And Campus Discrimination.CUT recently organized a groundbreaking virtual dialogue webinar on July 26, 2022, focusing on the LGBTQIA+ community and discriminatory practices within higher education institutions. The event attracted university stakeholders and featured insightful discussions led by prominent activists and academics.

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Key Discussion Points

The webinar delved into crucial topics such as safe spaces, workplace harassment, gender-based violence (GBV), and the urgent need for inclusivity and recognition of LGBTQIA+ individuals. Panellists, including Hlengiwe Buthelezi, Tanki Mulvine Moea, and Hosia Malekane, emphasized the importance of embedding LGBTQIA+ content into official university documents and curricula.

Challenges and Solutions

Attendees shared personal experiences of discrimination and highlighted the necessity for gender-neutral facilities and dedicated support services for LGBTQIA+ students. Suggestions included the establishment of LGBTQIA+ offices on campus, specialized training for university staff, and the introduction of gender and sexuality modules for first-year students.

Closing Remarks

Professor Makola reiterated the university’s commitment to fostering awareness, creating safer environments, and providing unwavering support for LGBTQIA+ members. The dialogue concluded with a sense of optimism and determination to address the challenges faced by the LGBTQIA+ community.

Additional Information

Did you know? The annual celebration of Gay Pride month in June commemorates the historic Stonewall Riots of June 1969, a pivotal moment in the fight for LGBTQIA+ rights. Watch the highlights of the LGBTQIA+ Dialogue on CUT’s Facebook page to stay informed and engaged in the ongoing conversation.

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MX Nkosana Tshisa, Lecturer: Business Management, and Laila Nnyane, CUT FM Station Manager, engage in dialogue during the webinar.


CUT LGBTQIA+ Dialogue Webinar served as a platform for meaningful dialogue and reflection, shedding light on the discrimination and obstacles encountered by LGBTQIA+ individuals within academic settings. The event underscored the importance of inclusivity, education, and advocacy in creating truly welcoming and supportive campus environments.


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