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Category Archives: LBGTQ

Same-Sex Marriage, Urban Discontent, and American Values

This past week, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in a case related to laws banning gay marriage in about two-thirds of the 13 states who still do not allow … Continue reading

April 29, 2015 · 2 Comments

Mike Pence Seems to Believe That the Real Intolerance Is Not Being Willing to Tolerate Someone Else’s Righteous Intolerance

All day the talking heads on cable news have been debating whether the new Indiana law protecting “religious freedom” is actually a bill sanctioning biased treatment of LGBT individuals. A … Continue reading

March 31, 2015 · 2 Comments

A Posthumous Honor for Ted Kennedy for His Support of Labor

Remarks U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez, Induction of Senator Edward M. Kennedy Into the Department of Labor Hall of Honor, Washington, D.C., March 12, 2015 [as prepared for … Continue reading

March 14, 2015 · 1 Comment

John McAdams Criticizes Marquette University Climate Survey: A Critique

Professor John McAdams on his blog this week harshly criticizes the Marquette University Climate Survey on sexual identity at the Jesuit institution in Milwaukee. He has every right to articulate his views on this matter, … Continue reading

February 18, 2015 · 2 Comments

The Most LGBT-Friendly and -Unfriendly Colleges and Universities in the United States

The Princeton Review’s list of the 20 most LGBT-friendly colleges and universities in the U.S.: 1. Emerson College (Boston, Mass.) 2. Warren Wilson College (Asheville, N.C.) 3. New College of … Continue reading

October 28, 2014 · 5 Comments

When Religious Beliefs Conflict with Public Policy

Writing for the Boston Globe, Oliver Ortega has reported on the Lynn, Massachusetts, school district’s decision to sever ties with Gordon College, a Christian institution that has placed student teachers … Continue reading

September 3, 2014 · 1 Comment

Mills College Becomes the First Single-Gender College to Admit Transgender Students

There are currently 119 single-gender colleges and universities in the United States. Mills College in Oakland, California, has become the first of those institutions to admit transgender students. The college’s … Continue reading

August 26, 2014 · 3 Comments

The Climate for LBGTQ Faculty and Students

In an essay in the current issue of Academe, Elizabeth Cramer and Charles Ford discuss how, despite improvements in the climate for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students, staff, and … Continue reading

September 28, 2011 · Leave a comment
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