The Respect for Marriage Act is making its way through Congress and would codify same-sex and interracial marriage by repealing the Defense of Marriage Act. Students at Ohio University perceive homophobia as a persisting issue and lack trust in the government’s ability to make necessary change and protections.
“If you can’t say something nice, don’t say nothing at all.”
June is Pride Month and organizations in Athens are hosting a variety of events to celebrate LGBTQ+ experiences.
On Wednesday, the Diversity Leadership Institute hosted an Anti-Bias Education program to discuss biases within the education system and how they can be addressed on Ohio University’s campuses.
The week will be full of events for everyone.
To kick off Pride Week, enjoy a thrilling performance by three drag queens and one king at 7 p.m. on Monday.
SOFFA aims to provide support and education to the loved ones of queer students who may not understand or accept their coming out.
“It's always nice to feel like you're not alone, and it means a lot to me to know that I can provide another safe space on campus for students to be who they are and really come together as a community.”
A new group of students are working to create a designated community space for LGBTQ+ students studying STEM disciplines.
The LGBT Center, Multicultural Center and Women’s Center each had their own approaches to events and participation this year.
Students and faculty are taking action with diversity and inclusion efforts.