The Hatchet’s editorial board notes how to recent announcements on GW’s campus signify how GW fosters a sense of acceptance and welcomes the LGBTQ community.
GW students are known for accepting their LGBT peers, and two separate occurrences recently solidified the University’s increasing support of the LBGT community. When the University added an LGBT minor to its curriculum, the institution itself demonstrated that it was willing to listen to students and recognize this field of study. When Kye Allums, a member of the women’s basketball team, announced his decision to be recognized as a man, Allums showed that he felt comfortable enough on campus to make his decision public. Both of these examples signify the continuation of a trend toward acceptance and encouragement of students in the LGBT community.