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Stephen Lovegrove

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Charleston
South Carolina

Stephen Lovegrove was a rising junior at Charleston Southern University in South Carolina when he shared on the internet about how he identified as gay and Christian, and the administration took notice. The administration brought the situation to Lovegrove's attention, expressing a fear that if parents typed his name into Google, they would find his posts about being gay and feel uncomfortable with having him as their child's resident advisor. He was then informed this past Monday that he had lost his federally funded work-study position a resident advisor at his school. Lovegrove has announced that he is not returning to CSU in the fall. Not only has he lost the thousands of dollars that were helping him pay his tuition through his work-study as an RA, but he no longer feels comfortable at a school that can't accept him for being gay.