Colega Madrid, the LGBT collective of Madrid, in collaboration with the Colegio Mayor Universitario Antonio de Nebrija, organized an informative presentation yesterday to help university students develop their understanding of emotional and sexual diversity and to give them tools to support the LGBT collective.
Yesterday, March 14th, CMU Antonio de Nebrijo realized a presentation with Colega for university students on LGBTI diversity. Colega Madrid organized this activity as part of our 2017 education and outreach program.
The presentation was very well received, bringing together fifty university students interested in the fight against discrimination and the promotion of equal rights. During the event, which lasted two hours, a member of our organization explained emotional and sexual diversity to the young folks, guided them through various self-discovery exercises, and responded to their questions.
The objective of these talks is to publicize a message of respect and equality among university students. By raising awareness about diversity we combat LGBTphobia and discrimination, as well as bullying, all of which remain major problems for the collective.
According to Javier Navarro, the coordinator of this activity, “Young LGBT folks also confront rejection from their peers, even in places like universities which seem so diverse.” As a result of this struggle, the objective of activities like this presentation is “to make young folks understand that they’re similarities are more prominent than their differences,” Navarro concludes.
Colega Madrid would like to thank CMU Antonio de Nebrija for welcoming and collaborating with us.