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    I wonder how much debt students are going to rack up taking these classes, and how much it really is going to help them find jobs.


    Its not only going to promote acceptance and tolerance on campus, but its also going to give students who are LGBT, questioning, or just looking for some sort of support the knowledge and comfort of knowing there are people on campus they can turn to if they need something,
    It this true academic classroom learning or is it simply "I need someone to affirm me so I feel good" and GLBT activism dressed up as "academic learning"?
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    University of Louisiana at Lafayette Offers LGBT Minor

    The University of Louisiana at Lafayette has announced it will offer a new minor in LGBT studies, making the school the first university in the state to offer an LGBT minor, ULL's student newspaper The Vermillion reports.

    Its not only going to promote acceptance and tolerance on campus, but its also going to give students who are LGBT, questioning, or just looking for some sort of support the knowledge and comfort of knowing there are people on campus they can turn to if they need something, Christina Newgebaver, assistant coordinator for the LGBT minor, told The Vermillion. It will hopefully promote educated learning about LGBTs and not promote the stereotypes that are out there.

    The LGBT minor became available to students this past spring semester. According to sociology professor DeAnn Kalich, Ph.D., who led the initiative to create the minor, a UL campus-climate survey conducted a few years ago found some aspects of campus life were less LGBT-inclusive than the university might have hoped.

    In a survey released to different colleges about inclusiveness of LGBT topics, an unknown department returned a survey form with the words "This is bull----!" written across the front. The survey committee also found prejudices in housing, particularly against transgender students, were predominant at the time.

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    This should certainly help them to get a job, how many times have you been asked if you have an LGBT degree?
    How is obama working out for you?
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    This has to be a trap...


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    I wonder if classes in oral hygiene are a prerequisite?
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    Stupid identity bullshit like this is why college costs have escalated so much faster than inflation, and why students are graduating six figures in the hole with no marketable skills. Unless it stands for 'Louisiana Gator Bait Technician,' there's at least a small market for that.
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    I've heard courses include "Fisting for Fun and Profit," "HIV/AIDS is a Badge of Courage -- Be Proud," and "Buggery 101."
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    University of Louisiana at Lafayette Offers LGBT Minor

    That sounds like the beginning of a joke. What does a major university offer an LGBT minor? A beer and roofies?
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    With this minor you can have a good conversation with a fag and or dyke while asking them if they want fries with their meal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bailey View Post
    With this minor you can have a good conversation with a fag and or dyke while asking them if they want fries with their meal.
    Wouldn't a LGBT minor find fries to be a sexist bundle of phallic symbols?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Odysseus View Post
    What does a major university offer an LGBT minor? A beer and roofies?
    No future?
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