Thursday, March 10, 2011

Gay Today on Campus

Want to know what things are like on campus these days but don't want to cut a tuition check or gain the Freshman 15? Just saunter over to The Chronicle of Higher Education for an overview of today's college experience for GLBT students.

Here's the thrust of the story: "The needs of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender students, already well-served at some colleges, are attracting attention on campuses around the country. Several gay teenagers' suicides in the fall, including that of a student at Rutgers University, raised awareness of bullying, as have other incidents of bias: a gay-pride flag shredded last year at Elmhurst College, in Illinois, and one burned at Albion College, in Michigan. Concerns about safety and comfort, recently reflected in the first national survey of the GLBT campus population, are leading more administrators to consider how their students feel and what kinds of programs and services may help."

For more, you need to read the story. I'm no CliffsNotes.