Confronting the Reality and Changing the Future for LGBTQ Students on College Campus

Confronting the Reality and Changing the Future for LGBTQ Students on College Campus

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Henry Su started this petition to Northeastern Univeristy

LGBTQ stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning. This petition is part of an academic project about discriminations against LGBTQ students on campus and providing implications for fostering a more inclusive campus climate in the future. The purpose of this petition is to collect signatures from individuals in order to urge/inspire educational institutions to take further actions accordingly.

Problems:
-Lack of awareness about heterosexist microaggressions, an un intentional discrimination against a specific group of people by majority, in this case the LGBTQ students are the victim
-Lack of an exhaustive health center that could avoid heterosexist microaggressions between staff and LGBTQ patients
-Lack of faculty as mentors for LGBTQ students
-There is still legitimate and open discrimination against LGBTQ students in American colleges and universities (IX Exemption)

Why are they matter?
-Discriminations stop colleges from fostering an inclusive campus climate
-Shifting demeanor by health center staff decreases the visiting rate of LGBTQ students
-LGBTQ faculty would be great allies to LGBTQ students on campus
-Legitimate discrimination by educational institutions undermines LGBTQ students' mental health which could cause depression or even suicide; moreover, it against the will of taxpayers and damage the university's image

How to solve them?
-Putting education of LGBTQ related knowledge into the curriculum of student's freshman year
-Requiring mandatory LGBTQ related trainings for health center staff
-Encouraging and rewarding faculty who provide supports for LGBTQ students outside the classroom
-Rectifying school policies and providing more resources to the LGBTQ center on campus

I started this petition because...
I am a freshman at Northeastern University and I am currently doing a research project about LGBTQ community on college campus. After researching for almost 2 months on this topic, I learned many struggles of LGBTQ students that I had no idea about. It is a national or even an international issue, and I want to see my school to be the role model of aiming a more inclusive campus climate for rest of the colleges and universities in the United States. Therefore, I want to start this petition to raise awareness of LGBTQ students' struggles and urge powerful individuals and institutions to take further action.

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