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College is a defining moment for many students. It is time to explore the freedom that comes with breaking free from parental rules, tasting adulthood for the first time, and shaping the future. However, for an LGBT student, the prospects are different, and there's more to worry about. As a historically marginalized group, members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, or Queer community have their cards arranged differently when it comes to college admission. They have unique concerns and issues...

On June 8, 2019, the love of my life, Emery Ford, became my wife. It was the most perfect, beautiful wedding in Columbia, South Carolina, with all of our family and friends in attendance. Of all the attendees, 13 of them were particularly special — they were my former college teammates from my time playing Division I women’s tennis at Wofford College. Jokingly renaming my wedding the “Tennis Team Reunion,” my teammates cried tears of joy as I walked...

Forensic experts extracted bones from two ossuaries within the walls of the Vatican on Saturday as part of an ongoing investigation aimed at resolving the case of a girl who vanished in 1983. Following an anonymous tip-off, the Vatican earlier this month opened two tombs to see if the body of Emanuela Orlandi, the daughter of a Vatican clerk, was hidden there. Instead, they ran into a new mystery when nothing was found, not even the bones of two 19th century...

Morehouse College, one of the few remaining traditional HBCU men’s liberal arts colleges in the United States, has been rocked by a major sex scandal this week and we have a feeling this is just the tip of the iceberg. It all started when 20-year-old Michael Key posted a heartbreaking video on his Twitter page alleging widespread sexual misconduct by a faculty member that has been going unaddressed by the school for over a year and a half. “Please get Morehouse’s...

Sports have been at the forefront of my life since I was a toddler. I grew up playing football and basketball at the highest level in national tournaments and state championships. I transferred to a high school on Chicago for the sole purpose of playing a sport and went on to be a captain of the football team. It was safe to say that being an athlete was my sole identity. Although being an athlete is something that has provided...

Photo by Muhammad Rizwan on UnsplashWould you rather graduate with the rest of your class or only graduate with other LGBTQ peers (or possibly both)? Some universities are now giving LGBTQ students that option. The Human Rights watch has created a list of 218 universities that offer separate graduation ceremonies for LGBTQ students, according to the Washington Examiner. This list includes all of the Ivy League schools, some HBCUs like Howard University and Virginia State University, and other names like...

Screenshot via Twitter @missthickums69One classroom got rocked with gay pride last week, and we wish we could have been there to see it. A Bronx-born college student, writer, and filmmaker nicknamed Queso posted a video to Twitter that later went viral. To caption the video, Queso wrote, “For my Afro Latino history class, we had to share a project that displayed a creative outlet & I decided to vogue..the n***as in the room were not ready.” ...
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'I am proud to be a gay son of God,' he said A student came out publicly during his valedictorian speech at a prominent Mormon college in the US. Matty Easton attended his graduation ceremony at Brigham Young University on 26 April ready to deliver the most important speech of his life. In his speech, Easton gave a shout out to his LGBTI friends at BYU, before revealing he himself identifies as gay. ‘I stand before my family, friends, and graduating class today...
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Jake Bain is openly gay and proud College footballer Jake Bain shared his story with Ellen about coming out as gay in school. Bain made headlines in 2017 when he came out as gay to his high school classmates at John Burroughs School in Missouri. Now he’s playing Division I football at Indiana State University. https://www.instagram.com/p/BIYIAc4De3Z/?utm_source=ig_embed He appeared on Ellen yesterday (7 January) to share how his life has changed since. On coming out to his football team, Bain said: ‘I had a lot of...
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A student was forced to leave his college home after months of homophobic abuse. The first-year Australian National University (ANU) student began receiving abuse shortly after moving into the college-owned dorm Ursula Hall, where the word ‘faggot’ was written across his door repeatedly. After approaching the head of the hall, a letter was distributed to the residents explaining that the behaviour was inappropriate and if the person was caught they would be kicked out – but that didn’t help the situation. “And...
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Michael Smalanskas has been having a rough semester. The 22-year-old philosophy and theology major has taken quite a bit of heat from his classmates after putting up an antigay bulletin board with the headline “Marriage: The Way God Intended It” in his dorm hallway. “Traditional marriage: God ordained it. Nature reveals it. Science affirms it,” the bulletin board said. “Marriage should be reinforced. Not redefined!” The billboard also included a quote from Pope Francis that read: “We must affirm the right...
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Xavier Colvin is a 20-year-old sophomore majoring in marketing at Butler University. He’s 5’9”, 210 pounds, has the nickname of "X," the son of a two-time Super Bowl winner, and is a linebacker for Butler’s football team. The reason that we’re talking about Colvin here is that in August he stood on stage in front of his fellow Butler Bulldogs and announced that he was gay. Colvin admits that he had known about his sexuality for years and before even entering...
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Missouri State University has agreed to pay Andrew Cash $25,000. A former Missouri State University student who sued the school for removing him from its counseling program because he refused to counsel gay couples will now receive $25,000 from a recent settlement. Andrew Cash filed a lawsuit against the school last year after claiming he was kicked out of the university’s master’s program for declaring he wouldn’t counsel LGBT couples because of his religious beliefs. According to the lawsuit, Cash’s internship coordinator,...
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Meet Voight Demeester, ace hockey player and a senior at Penn State. In the below video from Davey Wavey, Demeester recounts what it’s like being called a “faggot” by an opponent; a situation he faced last Saturday. After Demeester alerted the referee about the scuffle, the incident was reported to the Penn State Altoona captain and coach. (The opponent was from a satellite campus, Penn State Altoona.) Talking to OutSports, Demeester says, “In the moment I was disappointed for the fact that they represent Penn...

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