The University of Windsor in southern Ontario is offering “2SLGBTQIA+ only” hours in its renovated multipurpose fitness space.
In a recent social media post, the university wrote, “Did you know the renovated multi-purpose hall only has hours for 2SLGBTQIA+?”
He added that people will be greeted by an equity, diversity and inclusion supervisor named Fei – who uses the pronouns ‘they/them’.
According to the university, LGBT students have ten hours of dedicated time in the practice room – Wednesdays from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 3:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
The University of Windsor’s website describes multipurpose rooms as spaces “for students and community members to come together to take advantage of a variety of recreational programs and services.”
In addition to offering “2SLGBTQIA+ only” hours, the university offers dedicated workout schedules for women and men.
True North contacted the University of Windsor with questions, but they did not respond in time for publication.
The University of Windsor isn’t the only post-secondary institution to offer special training hours for LGBT groups.
Ottawa’s Carleton University offers a ‘trans and allies fitness space’ three times a week, with the school saying it allows trans people and their allies ‘to train in physical and psychological safety’ .
Meanwhile, Acacia University in Wolfville, N.S., is offering “female, transgender, and non-binary gym time” with the goal of creating “safer, accessible, and equitable spaces for members of our community.” “.
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