The University of Windsor in southern Ontario is offering “2SLGBTQIA+ only” hours in its refurbished multipurpose fitness space.
In a recent social media post, the university wrote: “did you know the refurbished Multipurpose Room has 2SLGBTQIA+ only hours?”
It added that people will be welcomed by an equity, diversity and inclusion supervisor named Fei – who uses “they/them” pronouns.
According to the university, LGBT students have ten hours of dedicated time in the workout room – Wednesdays from 7:00pm to 10:00pm and Saturdays from 3:00pm to 10:00pm.
The University of Windsor’s website describes the multipurpose rooms as spaces “for students and community members to come together to enjoy various recreational programs and services.”
In addition to offering “2SLGBTQIA+ only” hours, the university offers dedicated workout times for women and men.
True North reached out to University of Windsor with questions but they did not respond in time for publication.
University of Windsor is not the only post-secondary institution that offers special workout times for LGBT groups.
Ottawa’s Carleton University offers a “Trans and Allies Fitness Space” three times per week, with the school saying the latter allows transgender people and their allies “to work out with physical and psychological safety.”
Meanwhile, Acacia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia offers a “Women, Transgender, and Non-Binary Gym Time” for the purpose of creating “safer, accessible, and equitable spaces for members of our community.”
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