January 27, 1995
The Campus Climate for Gay Students Who Leave 'the Closet'
Coming out is ultimately liberating for gays, but the process is exhausting and fraught with many fears and doubts -- even at a college or university. Diversity is often celebrated rhetorically on college campuses, but they can be uncomprehending, intolerant, even hostile places for lesbian, gay, and bisexual students.
I have some idea of how difficult and significant it is for gay students to come out in college, because I have spent two years researching the subject. I have read all