January 4, 2013
The beauty of the Black LGBTQ community lies in its resilience. The storm that is created as racism, sexism and hetero-patriarchy collide constantly threatens to suffocate our voices and deprive society of our visibility. However, emulating the might and audacity of people like Bruce Nugent, Audre Lorde, Essex Hemphill and Lucy Hicks Anderson, we weather the storm and arise from it stronger and wiser than ever before. Blessed with unique bodies, bold personalities and immense potential, we are here -- we always have been and we always will be. Black LGBTQ communities on Historically Black College and University campuses are no different: We weather the storm, we maintain our presence and we mature. We are here.
This is a major step forward for Morehouse College.