Damaging messages about the LGBTQ community must stop
In order to understand why I was upset about vespers, one must understand what it is like to be a gay person that grew up in church and this community.
Throughout the past year, it seems that administration has maintained a focus on the topic of homosexuality. There have been a number of convocations and optional meetings where homosexuality was discussed. However, they were all from the perspective that being gay is a choice or a lifestyle, when it is not. There have been meetings with a panel of “experts” on the topic and there has even been a convocation where conversion therapy—which has been shown to be ineffective and cause much more psychological harm than healing—was encouraged, but there has never been a speaker who is actually gay. Read more...
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