A resource center is an essential requirement for providing LGBTQ+ students a sense of belonging on campus in the face of administrative opposition.
BC Will Officially Integrate LGBTQ+ Programming and Support Into BAIC This Summer, Administrators Announce
Boston College will officially integrate its LGBTQ+ programming and support into the Thea Bowman AHANA and Intercultural Center (BAIC) this summer, according to an email sent to the BC community on Friday afternoon.
The Student Assembly (SA) unanimously voted to pass a resolution expressing its support of continued proposals for an on-campus LGBTQ+ resource center at its meeting Tuesday night. The resolution is a written notice of support for the GLBTQ+ Leadership Council (GLC) that responds to a recent Boston Globe article about calls for the University to open an LGBTQ+ resource center on campus.
Due to recent anti-trans laws and anti-trans rhetoric, I feel obligated to share on behalf of the transgender community a sliver of what I go through on campus and the lack of support BC’s queer community receives from the University.
Several Newton city councilors signed a petition calling on Boston College to open an LGBTQ+ resource center and include gender identity in the University’s discrimination policy, according to Patch.
Boston College will rebrand the Thea Bowman AHANA Intercultural Center (BAIC) as the Thea Bowman Intercultural Center starting this summer, dropping the AHANA acronym and incorporating resources for LGBTQ+ students under its umbrella.
The Affirm Lab, a research team at Boston College whose goal is to improve care for stigmatized youth, is currently conducting two studies to assess how mental health clinics and schools can better support transgender youth.
In a lecture that came just two weeks after the Vatican released a statement saying the church does not have the power to bless same-sex unions, Arkes—who said he has “friends who are gay who are reserved about same-sex marriage”—argued that natural law only permits marriages between men and women.