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Gay alumni question policy of Christian college in Montecito
This Letter | Comparative literature, Sarah lawrence college, Lesbian relationship
When Melissa Durkee was in her senior year at Westmont College, her grades were outstanding, she was fielding offers from top law schools — and she was stricken by fear. Although LGBT — an umbrella term for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender — is a commonplace designation at schools across the United States, many Christian colleges have struggled with just how much to condone homosexuality, which is seen by some of their religious leaders as scripturally prohibited. At the leafy campus near Santa Barbara, there are no gay-pride events or clubs in which gay students can socialize openly. Instead, parties on all sides are issuing declarations of love and respect, with calls for a campus-wide dialogue. A stray look or touch? But for all the compassion being expressed now, Nathan Welty, who graduated in , feared that he would be shunned if he even suggested that he was gay. The same standard should apply to all.
THE VOICE OF CHICAGO'S GAY, LESBIAN, BI, TRANS AND QUEER COMMUNITY SINCE 1985
In the letter, she described a Friday night, two years prior, when she first came out as gay to a man from Amherst. This is my anniversary, and I have no one to celebrate with… What I want to know is how many others on the MHC campus are lesbians. I look for you in the night; we are like stars. Lesbians, bisexuals and students questioning their sexual identity would go to the Eliot House and discuss issues that mattered to them — but these meetings were as much about dancing and drinking as they were debating. The group applied for SGA funding and became an official student org in
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