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HBCUs Not Rushing to Embrace LGBTQA Issues of Staff and Students

Experts say HBCUs are not faring well overall when it comes to ensuring that members of the LGBTQA community are afforded the same rights as others.

When Derrick Gordon decided last April to become the first openly gay player in Division I men’s college basketball to publicly come out, he wasn’t sure what kind of reaction he would receive.

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As times and student demographics change, HBCUs will be increasingly challenged to ensure that all students are equally protected and valued on campus.

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HBCUs Awarded Funds to Promote LGBTQ Inclusion

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Four HBCUs, with the support of the Human Rights Campaign and Promised Land Films, are working to ramp up their LGBTQ inclusion efforts, just ahead of National Coming Out Week.

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A former evangelical minister, Jess Delegencia led a conference session last week examining the intersections—and historical lack thereof—among Asian American and Pacific Islanders (AAPI), Christianity and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

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Leaders at HBCU Student Success Summit say that they are making progress, but their campuses remain conservative at the core despite shifting national sentiment.

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Dr. Matthew Lee of James Madison University heads the Cultural and Racial Diversity Studies Lab, which studies areas related to racism, sexism and transphobia.

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Experts say collegiate athletes are often at a loss when it comes to LGBTQ outreach and education.

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Janet Mock’s memoir inspires academic exploration of transgender issues and helps shape the evolution of women’s, gender and sexuality studies.

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30 LGBT student leaders traveled to Washington, D.C., to participate in the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s HBCU Leadership and Career Summit for personal leadership and career training.

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