Category Archives: LGBT students

January 16, 2012, 10:59 am

Ho Hum

So, Elmhurst College added sexual orientation as a demographic category on their application, and the reaction from students is… no big deal. Kind of ho hum, actually.

It turns out that very few students are skipping the optional question. Why would they? Sexual orientation just isn’t the same kind of big deal right now for many of them. An analysis of the 2010 General Social Survey data revealed that the youngest cohort in the US was overwhelmingly supportive of homosexuality, with 50% of those aged 18-29 reporting that they find nothing wrong with homosexuality (as compared to 44-62% of those over 50 that said that homosexuality was always wrong).

Yes, there is still discrimination in the world: LGBT kids get harassed and assaulted in school by teachers and peers, gay clubs get thrown off high school campuses, parents throw their children out of the house for being gay, and the…

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