Monday, September 27, 2010

Jesuit School, LMU establishes Office for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered Student Services

[California Catholic Daily] It’s official. The Division of Student Affairs at Jesuit-run Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles has added an Office for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered Student Services in what the student newspaper calls “a milestone in LMU’s history -- and the history of Jesuit universities.”

“Interim Director of LGBTSS Anthony Garrison-Engbrecht conducted a preliminary inquiry of what other Jesuit universities offer LGBT students on their campuses,” reported the Sept. 20 edition of the campus newspaper, the Los Angeles Loyolan. “Out of the 19 schools he surveyed, only two – Georgetown and Gonzaga – have LGBT centers with professional staff. While some schools have different support systems for LGBT students – such as the Gay Straight Alliance (GSA), a student club also present at LMU – or are considering the addition, most other Jesuit universities do not have a dedicated space for a center.”

The LGBT office has scheduled an open house on Oct. 6 at 4 p.m. in Room 403 of the Malone Student Center, according to the Loyolan.

Read further at California Catholic Daily...

And in a related story, Jesuit Canisius College Bans books, but not in a good way, here. Actually, it would be nice if they'd stop ignoring the perennial tradition of the Church's teachers, but that's not happening.

1 comment:

R. J. S. said...

No doubt the ravings of the recently-deceased "therapist" whose activities are discussed here - and who was accorded a Solemn Mass at Melbourne's Catholic cathedral, no lesser tribute to sexual perversion being, presumably, considered adequate - will be regarded by the Loyolans as holy writ: