Young Adult

Your resource for news and information which features or directly impacts young adults; Frequent topics include K-12 schools and higher education, young adult media, young adult advocates, coming out, family and community acceptance, youth homelessness, and student advocacy including Gay Straight Alliances and safe schools initiatives.

No Longer a Silent Minority

Evangelical colleges have faced criticism over their attitudes toward gay students in the past. Indeed, even as officials at some of the colleges state that they accept that people are born gay, at many of these institutions, admitting to any sexual act outside of heterosexual marriage could be grounds for expulsion, and professors who argue that gay sexuality is compatible with faith may have a tough time being hired or staying employed. The most prominent group pressing for change has been Soulforce, which takes bus tours of campuses with anti-gay policies to call for change.

Inside Higher Ed
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December 17, 2012

Gay-themed group denied charter and Point Loma Nazarene University

Some students at Point Loma Nazarene University are calling for change after a failed attempt to form a gay-themed student group. Point Loma Nazarene senior Sean Lewis, who is openly gay, said he and others often feel unwelcome on campus. "I've gotten messages on Facebook ... warning me that I'm going to hell," said Lewis. The school is associated with the Church of the Nazarene, an evangelical Christian denomination. To lessen that angst among gay students, Lewis recently spearheaded a campaign to begin a gay-themed discussion group.

 

ABC 10 News San Diego
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December 12, 2012

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