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WSU a top school for lesbian, gay students

For gay or lesbian college students who want to feel accepted and supported, WSU is among the nation’s best places to be, according to a new book.Billed as the first and only guide for LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered) students on finding the right college, “The Advocate College Guide for LGBT Students,” authored by Shane L. Windmeyer, highlights the best 100 colleges and universities that offer resources and create a positive living and learning environment.Heidi Stanton, director of the Gender Identity/Expression and Sexual Orientation Resource Center, said WSU’s inclusion in this book gives credibility to the work the center does on behalf of students. Universities are … » More …

GLBA Center changes name

PULLMAN — The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Allies Program at Washington State University has changed its name. The program, with offices located in the basement of the Compton Union Building, is now called the Gender Identity/Expression and Sexual Orientation Resource Center.Director Heidi Stanton said that, as a way to ensure the new name stays current for many more years, it was best to choose one that defines the center in broad terms rather than mentioning specific groups. “Our new name is welcoming and inclusive for all members of our community,” she said.The center opened in 1994 to provide support and resources for faculty, staff and … » More …

Lesbian activist leader to speak at WSU Spokane

Candace Gingrich, lesbian activist and staff member at the Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender advocacy organization, will deliver the keynote speech at “Building Community, Creating a Vision,” from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 2 in the Phase I Classroom Building Auditorium on the WSU Spokane Riverpoint Campus, 668 North Riverpoint Boulevard. Gingrich “will help bring the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, questioning and allied community together as one, so we can begin to understand the social and economic advantages of a visible gay community,” said co-organizer Bonnie Aspen.The event, made possible by a grant from Spokane-Kootenai Pride and organized … » More …