Homophobia at UA: The Newest "Door" to Open?
Gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer individuals have been organizing on UA's campus since at least 1981 when 5 brave souls created the first gay-straight alliance. Now called, Spectrum, the group's active membership hovers around 100 and has only been increasing. Capstone Alliance serves LGBTQ faculty, staff, and graduate students. Members of Spectrum and Capstone Alliance founded UA's Safe Zone program in 2005 as a group of volunteer educators and activists seeking to establish a safe, respectful learning environment for all members of the UA campus community. Today, with national debates over same-sex marriage, openly gay and lesbian politicians, athletes, and pop stars, it feels at times that LGBTQ issues have become the hottest civil or human rights question out there.
Students in this section explore that question, and others like it, pushing on the "door" to the LGBTQ "closet" that may be more open than ever on UA's campus...or is it?
Safe Zone for UA Greek System: An Idea Ready for its Time?
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