UWindsor Pride Committee asks University to create a professional support role for 2SLGBTQIA+ community members

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On three separate occasions in April, the UWSA (University of Windsor Student Alliance) Pride Centre was vandalized with homophobic slurs. These incidents have been reported on social media sites and have been discussed with various news outlets.

From CBC: UWindsor Pride centre closes early after incidents of ‘hate-driven vandalism’
From CTV: U of W Students’ Alliance office defaced with hate and homophobic slurs
From CTV: Alleged hate crimes reported at University of Windsor campus
From Windsor Star: ‘Acts of hatred’ — UWindsor Pride Centre shuts after homophobic vandalism attacks
From AM800: President of Windsor-Essex Pride Fest saddened by hate crimes at the University of Windsor

It’s not hard to find similar stories of unfortunate hate-motivated incidents on college and university campuses, in public, and in other supposedly “safe” places for 2SLGBTQIA+ community members.

The current climate around queer and trans issues, in addition to increased requests for advocacy, support, education, and resources at the University, has strengthened our resolve, as UWinPride, to advocate for a paid professional on campus.

You can find our Open Letter to Dr. Robert Gordon and University of Windsor Community on the UWinPride website.

We also recently sat down with Jennifer La Grassa from CBC Windsor to discuss this matter, and affirm why a role like this is important for our community.

CBC Article: Pride group wants UWindsor to create 2SLGBTQ+ advocacy job after homophobic vandalism

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