HBCUs Awarded Funds to Promote LGBTQ Inclusion

October 3, 2014

Four HBCUs, with the support of the Human Rights Campaign and Promised Land Films, are working to ramp up their LGBTQ inclusion efforts, just ahead of National Coming Out Week.

“’The New Black’ is our first step towards creating greater visibility, establishing a safe space, and providing support for LGBT Hornets amongst faculty and the student body,” said Darian Aaron, president of AMPLIFIED, the LGBT organization at Alabama State University. “Our goal is to create a campus environment where the totality of our identity is celebrated in culture and university policy.”

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