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Together for Diversity

Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Technische Universität Berlin, and Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin have collectively joined the “Bündnis gegen Homophobie“ (Alliance against Homophobia).

News from Oct 31, 2018

Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Technische Universität Berlin, and Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin have joined the “Bündnis gegen Homophobie,” thus affirming their resolute opposition to any form of discrimination based on individual sexual orientation. Representatives from the universities and Charité will receive their membership certificates at the “Respektpreise” (Respect Prizes) award ceremony, presented by Dr. Dirk Behrendt, Berlin Senator for Justice, Consumer Protection and Anti-Discrimination, on November 2, 2018.

Universities are places of diversity. It is part of their self-image to safeguard equal opportunities and freedom from discrimination at all university levels and to stand up for both respectful interactions with one another as well as for individual liberties. There is no room for homophobia and transphobia at Charité and the three major universities in Berlin.

About the “Bündnis gegen Homophobie”

Initiated within the framework of the “Berlin tritt ein für Selbstbestimmung und Akzeptanz sexueller Vielfalt” (Berlin steps up for self-determination and acceptance of sexual diversity) initiative on behalf of the Senate Administration for Justice, Consumer Protection and Anti-Discrimination - The State Office for Equal Treatment and against Discrimination(LADS), the Lesbian and Gay Association Berlin-Brandenburg, is implementing the “Bündnis gegen Homophobie” to take an active stand against homophobia. The aim of the Bündnis is to fight together against all forms of discrimination based on sexual orientation and to set an example for recognition and respect for lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgenders. The Governing Mayor of Berlin, Michael Müller, is the patron of the Bündnis gegen Homophobie,” which currently has 120 members from the fields of culture, science, business, and sports.

Further information on the “Bündnis gegen Homophobie”: www.stopp-homophobie.de
Further information on the four partners: www.berlin-university-alliance.de

Press Contacts

Goran Krstin
Press Spokesman for the President
Freie Universität Berlin
Tel.: +49 30 838-731 06
Email: goran.krstin@fu-berlin.de

Hans-Christoph Keller
Press Spokesperson for Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Tel.: +49 30 2093-2946
Email: pr@hu-berlin.de

Stefanie Terp
Press Officer for Technische Universität Berlin
Head of the Press, Public Relations, and Alumni Office
Tel.: +49 30 314-23922
Email: pressestelle@tu-berlin.de

Manuela Zingl
Press Spokperson
Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Tel.: +49 30 450 570 400
Email: presse@charite.de

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