What Can I Do?
- Treat homophobia and transgendered discrimination as seriously as you would racial discrimination or other forms of sexual harassment and act on them.
- Let others know that innuendoes, jokes, and teasing based on sexual and gender diversity are unacceptable to you.
- Support campus anti-discrimination efforts, e.g., the harassment policy and procedures, equity initiatives, and educational seminars.
- Support bisexual, gay, lesbian or transgendered activities and orgaizations on campus (e.g., GLASS, Women's Resource Centre).
- Report vandalism, threats or violence against bisexuals, gays, lesbians or transgenderd to Campus Security or the Sexual Harassment Office.
- Be supportive of someone who is "coming out."
Action Others Have Taken:
Day of Silence
- Don't assume that everyone is heterosexual.
- Identify homophobia, heterosexism and transgendered discrimination as the problem, not a person's sexuality or gender identity.
- Think about the similarities and differences between homophobia and transgendered discrimination and other forms of prejudice and discrimination (e.g., racism, sexism and ageism).
- Consider the experiences of bisexual, gay, lesbian or transgendered people on campus.
- Think about how sexual and gender prejudice affects your same-gender friendships and your cross-gender friendships.