UGBC leaders are undergoing conversations with the University administration about ways BC can better support its students who identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community. While conversations are ongoing, BC has no plans to establish an LGBTQ+ resource center in the near future, according to Vice President for Student Affairs Joy Moore and Director of Student Outreach and Support Caroline Davis.
LGBTQ+ Student Outreach and Support has reached out to LGBTQ+ students to offer support as the University requires students to move out.
“I didn’t see, during that period of time, a real push for considerations of equality from the Catholic Church,” Copeland said. “And sadly, I still don’t see that today … We don’t have any substantive response from our bishops about the deleterious racial situation we’re living in.”
At one point, Smith suggested that children should be encouraged to look inward and find the power that resides within themselves.
Arts editor Kaylie Ramirez breaks down the intersectional implications of Marvel’s decision to alter the sexuality of two lesbian characters for the silver screen adaptation of ‘Black Panther.’
“Boston College has a socially conservative and Roman Catholic identity, which only contributes to a culture of anti-queerness, which can exacerbate this problem,” said Hugh McMahon, UGBC Senator and MCAS ’20.
The candidates were asked to respond to a variety of questions, ranging from issues of diversity and inclusion to discussing the challenges they would face in office if elected.
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“We’re not all going to be free until the most marginalized person is free: black, queer, woman, not able-bodied,” said UGBC President Akosua Achampong, MCAS ’18.
The planned lecture was titled “A New Vision for the Church: Pope Francis’ Agenda for Social Justice.”