Université Paris Cité is joining forces against all forms of discrimination, including homophobia, transphobia and biphobia. It is committed to raising awareness and supporting the entire university community with regard to these issues, particularly through the actions of the Mission ÉgalitéS.

On the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia on May 17, the Université Paris Cité reiterated its commitment to abide by, protect and promote equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTQIA+) people. Although the day celebrates the huge progress made, it is also a reminder of how far we still have to go.

The university’s Mission ÉgalitéS offers a focus on various information and awareness resources in the fight against discrimination and inequality.

Raising Awareness Through Videos

The EgalitéS mission and all the referents within the structures of Université Paris Cité listen to you, accompany you and help you. Read more >
Women Safe, an external listening and support structure and partner of Université Paris Cité, also welcomes LGBTQIA+ persons Read more >

What Exactly is LGBT?

The Stonewall riots in the late 1960s sparked the LGBT movement, now referred to as LGBTQIA+. It condemned the oppression of people who do not fit into the codes of heterosexuality worldwide. Mathieu Duplay, professor of American literature at the UFR (training and research department) for English Studies, recalls the origins of the movement and interprets them in the context of its history.

What Exactly are Queer and Queer of Colour?

New terms related to minorities emerged in the 2000s. Among them we find the word Queer, long considered a pejorative word, meaning “strange”, “odd”, “peculiar”, “eccentric” or “not quite right”. Sandeep Bakshi, senior lecturer in postcolonial and queer studies; lays out a study path to a better understanding of this idea and how it evolved in France.

Conspiracy Beliefs and Homophobia

The Délégation interministérielle à la lutte contre le racisme, l’antisémitisme et la haine anti-LGBT (DILCRAH) (Interministerial Delegation for the Fight Against Racism, Anti-Semitism and Anti-LGBT Hatred) and the Observatoire du conspirationnisme (Conspiracy Observatory) suggest you watch a series of videos on how to unpick conspiracy and hate narratives on the Internet. One of them is specifically on homophobia and belief in conspiracies.

[Book] Bad Girls

First published in Argentina in 2019 under the title Las Malas, this novel depicts the lives of a group of transvestite sex workers in the Argentinian city of Córdoba.

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[Film] Lola vers la Mer

Far from exaggerated, this film tells the story of a turbulent and conflictual relationship between Lola, a young transgender girl of 18, and her father, unable to shake off a stereotypical vision of masculinity, and obliged to question notions of transness.

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[Documentary] Disclosure

The documentary film Disclosure: Trans Lives on Screen, directed by Sam Feder and produced by Laverne Cox, is an in-depth look at how transgender people are depicted in the media and entertainment industry using films and series, but also talk shows.

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