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COMING OUT ON CAMPUS

" ARE WE OUT OF THE WOODS?
ARE WE IN THE CLEAR YET?"
- Taylor Swift, "Out of the Woods"
While there has been significant
progress towards the equity and
acceptance of LGBTQ people, we
are neither out of the woods nor in
the clear. The expansion of civil rights
and campus support services is being
threatened. For instance, the Tennessee
state legislature voted to defund the
University of Tennessee at Knoxville's
Office of Diversity and Inclusion, which
housed the LGBTQ Student Center
for the 2016-17 fiscal year. Complaints
about a sexual health awareness
week that included information about
sexuality, the Pride Center's newsletter
encouraging faculty to use students'
preferred names and pronouns,

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and a posting on the diversity office
webpage about hosting inclusive
holiday celebrations culminated in the
legislation's move to defund the office.
Since the start of the 2017 legislative
session, 16 states have introduced
legislation restricting access to
restrooms, locker rooms, and other sexsegregated facilities based on users'
assigned sex at birth (or biological sex).
Moreover, last year there was an
increase in the number of violent
deaths of transgender individuals
across the country. As of March 2017,
there have already been eight reported
murders of transgender individuals, and
the federal government has restricted
rather than expanded protections

for transgender people. Though
many campuses have been leaders
in supporting LGBTQ students and
creating more welcoming and inclusive
campus environments, clearly we have
not reached full equality or integration.
Embedded within the founding
document for modern day student
affairs, The Student Personnel Point
of View (1937), is the philosophy that
colleges and universities should tend to
the development of the whole student,
including their intellectual, emotional,
social, and vocational lives: "It puts
emphasis, in brief, on the development
of the student as a person rather than
upon his intellectual training alone."
When I think back to that
conversation with my great-aunt
Maribelle, I remember that the notion
of the whole student was not unknown
during her time on campus - and
yet LGBTQ students were expelled,
sometimes disappearing in the middle
of the night. This serves as a reminder


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Talking Stick - May/June 2017
Contents
Vision
Just In
Calendar
Your ACUHO-I
Transitions
Res Life
Facilities
Regroup
Conversations
First Takes
Around Student Affairs
New Members
Snapshot
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Talking Stick - May/June 2017 - Vision
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