The NC State University Student Senate will, as alluded to nearly a month ago, hold a student forum on the issue of the proposed LGBT student center on the campus next week.
In mid-October the NC State Student Senate approved a measure in support of creating a resource center for LGBT students in an already existing building on the campus of the University. The measure’s approval quickly created a firestorm of opposition from students on the campus. The debate was, at times, productive and civil, but many students voiced their concerns with hateful and prejudiced comments; some students even went as far as to insinuate that gay people should die or be wiped clean off the face of the earth. That part of the debate was followed here on my blog, in the series, “NC State rears its ugly anti-gay face.”
The LGBT center student forum will be held on Wednesday, December 6, 2006, at 7:00pm in the NC State Student Senate Chambers. A number of University officials and other representatives will be present, including representatives from the Office of Diversity and African-American Affairs, Dr. Stafford (Vice Chancelor of Student Affairs), Dr. Swallow (faculty advocate for the LGBT community) and others.