This is a story about an evolving LGBTQ community at an evolving Boston College. It’s a story about what changes and what stays the same, and how, and why. It won’t always fit into neat narratives and assumptions—there are memories here of unthinkable bullying and broad acceptance, of frustrations with administrators and expanding institutional support,…
“Over the past 30 years, progress has come in fits and starts. At times, the University has listened to student concerns, and at times, has valued its image rather than immediate problems on campus. Progress should not be contingent on external reactions, but rather should come from the internal need for change.”
“Balancing these pressures, the administration has a moral imperative to condemn these hateful actions and not allow the issue to fester.”
A few hundred people marched an accessible route from Carney to Corcoran Commons to bring awareness to problems of racism and LGBTQ and disability rights on campus.
“I feel that these conversations aren’t as effective as they could be because there is not an audience there that needs to be there,” Najat Goso, MCAS ’17, said.
The Student Assembly passed a resolution on Sunday night that calls on the administration to create a LGBTQ resource center on campus.
“The administration must acknowledge that what students and alumni call for ought to be considered.”
“Boston College takes this very seriously and, as the Dean of Students, I would like to make it clear that Boston College does not tolerate acts of intolerance and hate toward any individuals or groups of individuals in our campus community.”
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“First and foremost, we are extremely saddened, angered, and disturbed by the incident.”