When theology professor H. Adam Ackley announced that he is transgender, Azusa Pacific University asked him to resign from his position. Professor Ackely is still teaching, and students have rallied support for their teacher.
One student has started a Change.org petition, demanding that the school put in protections for transgender students and faculty.
Adam Ackley, a beloved theology professor of fifteen years, was "asked to step down" from his position as a professor at Azusa Pacific University due to his recent openness about his identity as a transgender man. This event has sparked fear and anger within the LGBTQ and Ally community of APU. We stand in solidarity with Adam, and strive to create a safer environment for students and faculty who have been marginalized by APU's conservative policies, as well as those who have been victims of spiritual violence on campus.
Add your name to those who are supporting Professor H. Adam Ackley, and tell Azusa Pacific University that transgender students and faculty need to be supported.
Tweet your support for Professor Ackley and all transgender students and faculty at Azusa Pacific University by using the hash tag #westandwithadam.
Sample tweet: Trans professor dismissed from @azusapacific. Protect all trans students and faculty. #WeStandWithAdam http://www.glaad.org/standwithadam