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 faculty on college campuses over the last generation, discrimination persists. They cite the harassment and suicide of Rutgers University student Tyler Clementi last fall, harassment of other gay students, and incidents in which lesbian and transgender faculty were fired, denied tenure, and otherwise discriminated against.

Readers, what is the climate like for LBGTQ faculty and students on your campus? Do you think discrimination is overt, subtle, or nonexistent?

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