Tuesday, August 9, 2011

One Wheaton combats Wheaton College's least LGBT-friendly environment

This week, the Chicago Huffington Post featured an article about Wheaton College, announcing the schools repeat win as the least LGBT-friendly school in the nation. At a time when our state is moving forward on LGBT rights with the approval of civil unions, it is sad to see that the change is not fully reflected here in our community.

As Democrats, we are people who care about all our community members. It is important to us that everyone be accepted. As we fight for laws that reflect this, we should also remember that we must work right here in our own community to open the hearts and minds of our neighbors.

I applaud the work of OneWheaton, the student-run activist organization for LGBT issues on campus. I extend an invitation to this group and other LGBT organizations in DuPage County to join our political work here so that we may help each other.

Check out the article here:http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/03/wheaton-college-again-ran_n_917342.html

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