Cornell’s LGBT Resource Center promotes an understanding of issues pertinent to the LGBT community on campus. But some community members said that it would have been hard to imagine such a center decades ago, when Cornell’s LGBT presence was largely kept hidden.
The LGBTQ community and its allies celebrated several outcomes of Tuesday’s elections — including the legalization of same-sex marriage in several states and the election of the first openly gay senator, Tammy Baldwin (R-Wis.).
Students across Cornell’s campus celebrated National Coming Out Day Thursday, hosting events LGBTQ leaders said they hoped would help raise awareness of and garner support for issues facing the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered and queer community.
Six months after Cornell’s gender-neutral housing pilot program was discontinued due to a lack of demand, the Student Assembly approved a resolution Thursday to create a revised housing program that will once again allow gender-neutral housing on campus.
Straight students who do not conform to societal gender norms are just as likely to be depressed as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transexual youths who also do not conform to the norms, according to a study conducted at the College of Human Ecology’s Sex and Gender Laboratory.
Cornell nabbed a spot on Campus Pride’s list of the 25 most “LGBT-Friendly Colleges and Universities in the United States,” a selection some student leaders in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community called a mark of the success of University policies, while others cautioned that Cornell has a long way to go to earn the distinction.