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Lgbt College Students

Wearing Dad Jeans and Other Premium Benefits of Mentoring a Young Gay Man

Del Ray Zimmerman | Posted 01.20.2015 | Gay Voices
Del Ray Zimmerman

My own early years acclimating as a gay man carry some of the deepest wounds of my life. For a while, I sacrificed my education, carried shame about my sexuality, made horrible dating choices, and looked for my self-esteem in the nightclubs. Now I have a deep and visceral need to give Griffin the advice and friendship from an older gay man that I didn't have.

Student Receives Disciplinary Letter After Reporting Homophobic Threats From Roommate

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.18.2013 | Gay Voices

A University of Central Missouri freshman received a letter of discipline from school officials after he reported receiving multiple violent threats f...

Human Rights Abuses Not a Concern in the Ivy League

Andrew Longhi | Posted 10.02.2013 | Gay Voices
Andrew Longhi

My college has appointed James Tengatenga, the diocesan bishop of southern Malawi, to a leadership position as "the moral spokesperson of the College." However, it is clear that the welfare of LGBT people is not a view that he holds.

Obama Offers Special Message To LGBT Community At College Graduation

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 05.21.2013 | Gay Voices

President Barack Obama made sure that his speech during the spring 2013 commencement ceremony at Georgia's Morehouse College was inclusive. The At...

Why Every University Should Recognize 'Lavender Graduation'

Amy Shiner | Posted 07.09.2013 | Gay Voices
Amy Shiner

"Lavender graduation," also known as "rainbow graduation," first occurred at the University of Michigan in 1995 and honors the hardships, achievements, struggles and hopes and dreams of graduates and allies from the gay community.

Student Group To Deliver Petition After All-Girl College Rejects Trans Student

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 05.02.2013 | Gay Voices

Calliope Wong, a transgender woman who was rejected as an applicant to Smith College, has inspired a petition with 4,000 signatures that will be del...

Preservational Leadership

Andrew Longhi | Posted 06.11.2013 | Gay Voices
Andrew Longhi

Just as Sen. Portman can center his understanding of LGBT equality only on an issue that will affect his son, self-appointed LGBT leaders enjoy a special, institutional legitimacy without feeling the urge to set goals that meet the needs of all their constituents.

New Report Reveals Surprising Facts About LGBTQ College Athletes

Posted 03.17.2014 | Gay Voices

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and questioning (LGBQ) student athletes are two times more likely to experience harassment than their heterosexual teammates, a...

Youth Issues and Youth Involvement: A Glaring Gap in the LGBT Movement

Andrew Longhi | Posted 04.15.2013 | Gay Voices
Andrew Longhi

LGBT advocacy organizations and, as a result, the media, regularly convey issues facing LGBT youth through individual stories. In actuality, LGBT youth face social stigma far beyond their school environments and police harassment.

Sharing the Stories of LGBT Youth: Dawaune, 18, From Omaha (PHOTO)

Diana Scholl | Posted 05.14.2014 | Gay Voices
Diana Scholl


Is College Life Better For Today's Gay Students?

Domenick Scudera | Posted 10.29.2012 | Gay Voices
Domenick Scudera

My heart goes out to these gay students, because in spite of all the strides the gay community has made in recent decades, these kids are still struggling. I admire these students, who can be so out and so strong, but I do not envy the turbulent and aggressive atmosphere that they live in.

When LGBT Students Pick A College Or University

Peter DeWitt | Posted 07.07.2012 | Gay Voices
Peter DeWitt

As kids enter college and have their downtime or go to parties, is it always a safe atmosphere? Do LGBT students choose to attend colleges that will be the best fit for them? Is it a college that offers proper resources? Is it a college that is safe?