DUT to host its first sexual diversity dialogue
With Covid-19 changing everyone’s way of operating. DUT’s HIV/AIDS centre is hosting its first virtual dialogue on sexual diversity and covid-19.
The dialogue will be held virtually on MSTeams on Friday July 30, 2020. Everyone who is interested can join the dialogues as it is open to everyone who is interested in learning about sexual diversity.
Andile Masuku,a DUT graduate who is the Health Promotions Project officer said, ‘‘The aim of this dialogue is to talk about issues that affect the LGBTQI community during covid-19 and create a safe platform where people of different sexual orientations, sex characteristics and gender identities are able to express themselves freely and not judged’’
This dialogue is going to strengthen the values, beliefs and empower people to embrace themselves for who they are and not seek acceptance from others. However, our communities still need to be taught more about sexual diversity.
There are many challenges faced by the LGBTQI community and gay pride is one of the events that give them an opportunity to celebrate themselves and create lasting relationships with other people they meet at the event.
‘‘We hope this dialogue will also give the attendees a chance to listen one another and advise each other on issues they experience and how they deal with them,’’ added Masuku
Masuku also stated that “As the organizing task team from Department of Student Counseling and Health (HIV/AIDS), our role is to plan and this Webinar with the purpose of creating inclusiveness of everyone’’.
This dialogue will also help them to see the seriousness of covid-19 and how it has impacted the lives of others negatively and influenced them to change their behaviours for them to keep safe during this pandemic and know preventive measures of covid-19.
Anyone who wishes to be part of the dialogue can use the following link: https://forms.gle/RoWYYnZBRL3VwDne7