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Although the University of La Verne may not be exclusively known for its lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender groups most people know that we have one. Unlike some university campuses the LGBT community here has an on-campus presence: we have the Rainbow Alliance club.
Carlos Moreno, associate justice of the California Supreme Court, spoke to an audience of around 65 guests about the “Evolution of Family in California” and discussed the future for same sex marriages.
During one of our weekly editorial board meetings, we were discussing what we would like to put into our “New Governor Wish List.” All of the editors present, excluding me, said to ask our new Gov. Jerry Brown to support gay marriage.
Although there was nothing close to it on the Nov. 2 ballot, gay marriage is still an issue that must be dealt with. And by that I mean it should be legalized. The fact of the matter is there is no real argument against legalizing gay marriage.
Bullying has become an epidemic in the United States. Recently this has come to the forefront of the media with the large number of suicides in the past few weeks.
The Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy that prohibits homosexuals in the military from revealing their sexuality is currently being reviewed in the courts, but the process has gone slowly. We believe Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell should be repealed immediately.
Believing in a cause is a great thing, and as citizens we should all do our part to help out some sort of non-profit organization. But when our beliefs begin to stem from the endorsements of celebrities, there is something very wrong with that picture.
The University of La Verne Ad Hoc Action Group has organized a “safe list” comprised of faculty, staff and administrators who are open allies of the LGBT community.
John Corvino known as “The Gay Moralist” was invited by the Rainbow Alliance club to give a lecture last night in the university’s Campus Center Ballroom A on the morality of homosexuality titled “Born or Made and What’s the Difference?”
Assistant Professor of Management Kathy Duncan gave a presentation titled “In and Out of the Closet: Gay and Lesbian Pastoral Leadership,” that discussed her research regarding the sexuality of those in religious positions and how it affects their ability to perform as religious leaders.