Human Rights Campaign Launch LGTBQ Inclusion Project Among HBCUs

During these frustrating times in this country, everyone wants to be included and not forgotten. Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) are teaming up with the University of Pennsylvania and the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation to launch LGBTQ-inclusive programs across the country. HBCUs are behind on revamping their procedures and policies that benefit and protect the lives of LGBTQ students. Luckily, the Senior Vice President at HRC, Mary Beth Gasman, is determined to help HBCUs increase awareness and gain knowledge on how to accompany LGBTQ students and faculty. Gasman also played an intriguing part in the Obama Administration by serving as the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy at the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). Check out her discussion about creating safer environments for LGTBQ students with the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN):

The University of Pennsylvania completed a study that showed out of the 105 HBCUs in the United States, there are only 21 LGBTQ student organizations. Why are HBCUs not already involved in organizing a more welcoming environment to all students?

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Amber Peters is a current MBA candidate and full-time Accountant. She is a proud Alumna of Texas Southern University. “Faith without work means nothing”


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