So much pandering for such a tiny segment of the population.
Via Campus Reform:
With the spring semester winding down, Texas A&M is set to host its inaugural “Lavender Graduation” celebrating the commencement of its LGBT students.
The mid-April event is sponsored by the university’s GLBT Resource Center which falls within the university’s Offices of the Dean of Student Life. According to its website, the resource center is “dedicated to providing a safe and affirming location on campus for all students regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity or expression.”
Dean of Student Life Anne Reber told Campus Reformthat the while this will be the first year Texas A&M will host the Lavender Gradation, many other student groups on campus hold celebrations for their graduates to commemorate their collegiate milestone.
Even so, some Aggies are uncomfortable that an organization which celebrates inclusivity will host such a “special” event.
“I just don’t see the necessity,” Joseph Francis, a senior history major at the university, told Campus Reform. “Why should certain students be celebrated ‘more’ just because of their sexuality? I could also see it as somewhat demeaning…what if there was a ‘special graduation ceremony’ for disabled people, or black people, or white people? The student body is diverse, and that’s a great thing which should be commended, but I don’t see how a ceremony like this merits endorsement by the university.”