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An Epidemic of Freedom at Biola University: The Christian 'Queer Underground' Comes Out

Rev. Dr. Cindi Love | Posted 07.20.2013 | Gay Voices
Rev. Dr. Cindi Love

I want to applaud them and suggest that Jesus would be proud of them. They understand Jesus' "third way" of nonviolent resistance to oppression and exclusion, and they are living this approach out, loud and proud.

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.

Do School Board Policies Really Help Protect LGBT Students?

Peter DeWitt | Posted 04.29.2013 | Gay Voices
Peter DeWitt

State laws, codes of conduct and school board policies are great first steps in the process of safeguarding and bringing equality to LGBT students. However, they are not enough. School superintendents and principals must do their part by creating inclusive school environments.

LGBT Kids, You Do Have A Purpose!

Annette Gross | Posted 04.24.2013 | Gay Voices
Annette Gross

The focus of the "You Have a Purpose Project" is to let LGBT kids know that they do have a purpose and that we care. There is something visceral about seeing someone's expression and hearing another person's voice when they tell you that you matter.

Sharing The Stories Of LGBT Youth: Alex, 19, From Minneapolis, Minn.

Diana Scholl | Posted 02.27.2013 | Gay Voices
Diana Scholl

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Sharing The Stories Of LGBT Youth: Dawaune, 18, From Omaha, Neb.

Diana Scholl | Posted 01.29.2013 | Gay Voices
Diana Scholl

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Sharing The Stories Of LGBT Youth: Izabela, 17, From Lincoln, Neb.

Diana Scholl | Posted 01.14.2013 | Gay Voices
Diana Scholl

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Reflections On Pre-Stonewall LGBT University Life

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 11.25.2012 | Gay Voices
Warren J. Blumenfeld

I graduated with my B.A. degree on June 13, 1969 -- 15 days before the momentous Stonewall rebellion. As a graduating senior the concept of an "out" person, let alone an organized, above-ground student organization, was not even in my range of possibilities.

Sharing The Stories Of LGBT Youth: Nel, 18, From New Jersey

Diana Scholl | Posted 11.14.2012 | Gay Voices
Diana Scholl

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Is There Hope for Queer Students at Conservative Christian Colleges?

Paul Southwick | Posted 10.24.2012 | Gay Voices
Paul Southwick

Christian colleges have rights grounded in the First Amendment that permit them to discriminate against students on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. Not even the ACLU or Lambda Legal can help these students.

Sharing The Stories Of LGBT Youth: Patrick, 18, From Auburn, Ala.

Diana Scholl | Posted 07.11.2012 | Gay Voices
Diana Scholl

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Dignity For All: Creating An Inclusive School Environment For LGBT Students

Peter DeWitt | Posted 06.09.2012 | Gay Voices
Peter DeWitt

Even with all the increased pressures on schools today, a school administrator's number-one job is still, and always will be, creating a safe environment for all students, which includes LGBT students.

College Makes It Better for LGBT Youth, the LGBT Community, and Society

Jorge Valencia | Posted 03.25.2012 | Gay Voices
Jorge Valencia

The knowledge and skills gained by an LGBT student completing a higher education degree program empowers them. Education builds confidence -- something that has always been in too short supply among LGBT youth.

University Bans Queer Zine

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Web access to a queer student zine has been blocked by Harding University, a Christian school in Arkansas, reports the Arkansas Times. The zine, cal...