How a U student reacted when housed with a gay-friendly community

Mix it up a little (eszter via Flickr)

A University of Minnesota freshman — who’d been raised Catholic in the suburbs — recently contacted the Pioneer Press‘ Watchdog writer to say she was upset at having been randomly assigned to a room in which she’d share a communal bathroom with lesbians.

“I’ve never been around it. All of a sudden, they just put you in the middle of that.”

The Watchdog takes a look at the gay-friendly Lavender House and the concept of “living learning communities” — or LLCs — at the U.

You can read the full article here.

  • kotz

    Poor little bigot.

  • Fred Garvin

    I guess name-calling is acceptable as long as we claim the moral high ground, right?

  • Fred Garvin

    I see that the U has a “Huntley House for African-American Men”–I doubt that it’s open to women.
    Sexist pigs.

  • Fred Garvin

    “One is focused on out-of-state students — maybe somebody from New York City who has never heard of hotdish — as “an introduction to traditions and events to become familiar with Minnesota culture.”
    Yeah right.
    I doubt that UM includes ANY aspect of the MN gun culture and traditions in their indoctrination efforts.
    You see, that’s the problem at UM and Big Ed everywhere: some traditions and cultures are elevated or worthy of exploration or protection, others are condemned. “Diversity” is a code word for “we’ll tell you what’s right & wrong”.