Aggies Not Hospitable to Transgender Conference, So It's Coming to UH

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UH seems more welcoming, group says.
The third annual Texas Transgender Nondiscrimination Summit had been scheduled to take place at Texas A&M this summer, but organizers now say, "In the interest of safety for the participants" it will be moved to the University of Houston.

A conservative group on campus has been making much noise recently over gay-related activities.

"The climate at A&M for GLBT people has taken a big hit, and right now anything can fuel those fires," the group said in its announcement.

Organizer Josephine Tittsworth cited the A&M administration's muted reaction to the conservative protests for the move. "The lack of supportive responses from TAMU administration has been perceived as condoning a campus that is not affirming for members of the GLBT community," she said.

"The University of Houston has held the summit on campus before without any problems, so we anticipate the environment will again be appropriate to everyone regardless of their gender expression or sexual orientation," said Maria C. Gonzalez, a member of the Summit board.

The meeting is scheduled to take place in August.


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10 comments
Prudence86
Prudence86

I think it would be cool if A&M hosted that conference.. but I understand why they'd feel a little unwelcomed here. I heard about a few other Aggies that threw a raw egg at Senator Obama while he was on the campaign trail. We're the largest university in Texas that doesn't even protect against discrimination against openly GLBT employees. This isn't called Closet Station for nothing though. The neighbor above me is a gay guy in the closet, and one of my other neighbors (including me) is bisexual. College Station is growing and with that will come even more diversity, but until then we will remain the bigot university.  

H_e_x
H_e_x

Next thing you know heterosexuals will claim to be discriminated against and how people aren't tolerant of their intolerance.

Geezy
Geezy

This whole Conservative Whiney Baby shit is rediculous. But seriously, that Justin Pulliam quote will never get old.

Hill
Hill

Bunch of Larry Craigs in College Station.

drod
drod

Gee who would have thunk it? Aggies being intolerant. The whole world knew it, why would you even attempt to have something like this in redneck land.

Jeff
Jeff

What does "rediculous" mean? Learn to spell.

Kat
Kat

At least Mr. Connelly can articulate his position via use of complete sentences.

Kat
Kat

"What does 'rediculous' mean?"

I think it is a synonym for "unchaste."

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