My school won’t let us sell cupcakes for homeless LGBT youth
For the last four years, I’ve worked with LGBT students on Seventh-day Adventist (SDA) campuses across the country. While studying at Andrews University, the flagship school of the SDA Church, I helped create AULL4One — Andrews University’s unofficial gay-straight alliance. In collaboration with faculty sponsors and fellow students, we’ve made small but positive changes to the campus: creating a network of support, and advocating for productive dialogue about how to make our campus safer for LGBT persons.
But last week, progress was halted. My school won’t let us sell cupcakes to raise funds for LGBT homeless youth.
Why? Because, according to administration, the “perceived advocacy” of the group providing housing for these vulnerable youth “conflicts with the mission of Andrews University.”
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