Added support groups bring LGBTQ awareness to campus

The Gay-Straight Alliance’s decision to expand its services on campus deserves to be commended.

By focusing more on the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning students and specifying different types of support that they need, the student group might set a trend that could catch on nationally.

The Quest group allows those questioning their sexuality to address their concerns and speak with those familiar with the lifestyle. Hope on Campus also brought a refreshing progressive take on religion to the university by allowing LGBTQ students to have a place to discuss their situation in life and how it relates to religion.

Lastly, the activities planning committee is a way for the Gay-Straight Alliance to plan activities and increase awareness of LGBTQ issues on campus, something that all students could benefit from.

By creating such specific groups, LGBTQ students effectively asserted that GSA’s lineup and the students in the organization are not one-dimensional.

At a university that bills itself as “ahead of the curve,” it is good to see students demonstrating that it’s not just a slogan, but a way of life.

Editor-in-chief David Hall for the editorial board.