The fight of the LGBTIQ+ community for the inclusion and rights of sexual diversity in society seems to be bearing fruit, since more and more opportunities are being offered to them both in the professional and educational spheres.
This time we bring the news of a great advance in the inclusion of non-binary people, since an Argentine university issued the first non-binary degree in history.
The name of the person behind this unusual event is Mel Randev Gutiérrez, a graduate student of the master’s degree in Social Communication, who was the first to receive the non-binary degree from the Faculty of Journalism and Social Communication of the National University of La Plata, in Argentina, an institution that before Mel only granted titles expressed in masculine or feminine.
Through its social networks, the university shared the event as a historical fact in the institution. In addition, he said that after the management of the Gender Secretariat of Argentina, directed by Delfina García Larocca, in support of the Rodolfo Walsh Group, they finally achieved the approval of this diploma.
— Journalism UNLP (@PeriodismoUNLP) April 26, 2022
Having a title that represents your gender identity positions you from another place when looking for a job in which you are treated as you feel, as you really are.
– Delfina Garcia Larocca
For Mel, obtaining her degree under the expression “non-binary”, with which she identifies, is a great achievement and she hopes that her story will inspire more non-binary people to position themselves from another place in society and thus be able to find a job. in which they treat her as she really feels and is.
To share her happiness, Mel posted on Facebook a selfie at the university, accompanied by an emotional text, expressing how good it felt to have obtained his title as a “professor”.
There are words that repair, there are words that heal. Today I feel ‘proud’ of being who I want to be, I feel ’empowered’ and these emotions that I try to spread go hand in hand with an achievement that is mine, but belongs to ‘everyone’ who does not live within the binary.
– Mel Gutierrez
Mel stressed that this great step in the inclusion of non-binary people will continue to grow around the world, since based on his experience he was able to realize that, with a lot of patience and conviction, even the most impossible things can be achieved.
What is not named does not exist, as they say out there, with all that the bureaucracy needs from these gestures, today, when naming what the academy has taken so long to recognize, with all the violence in the body that still hurts me, With the contradictions that being an educator confers and needing that administrative procedure to be able to practice, I want to tell you not to be afraid and do not let any administrative person tell you that you cannot.