LGBT issues in Society
is a continuation of our well-received lecture series in 2018, LGBT and Legal/Social Issues－Connecting the Past, the Present, and the Future
(See details here.
) This year again, Hiroyuki Taniguchi (Kanazawa University) and I jointly coordinate five new lectures. 2018’s LGBT and Legal/Social Issues
was a joint project with the Lawyers for LGBT & Allies Network (LLAN), focussing on the areas of legal and administrative issues. This year, we expand the topics to include wider gender/sexual diversity in various other areas.
The basic concept of the lectures, however, remains the same: connecting academic research to the public. We explore the accumulated research expertise and knowledge about gender and sexuality in different fields, and look into the ways they have connected or could potentially connect to activities in various areas of society. We hope this event will serve as a space where participants will learn and develop their own thoughts through the communication between the panelists, as well as through the interaction between the panel members and the participants.
Chuo University has officially formed the Diversity Promotion Committee since April 2019. (See details here.
) Throughout the course of the lectures on LGBT issues from May to December, we also hope to be able to let you know the outcome of the university's work on diversity and inclusion.