Coming to terms with who we are is an important part of growing into adulthood. For some, the person that they become can elicit a negative reaction from the community.
For people who are gay, lesbian or transgender, the person that they become and embrace can be a reason that family or friends use to alienate them. The pain of rejection for simply being the person that you are can be made that much worse by living in a community that is equally oppressive.
Thankfully, CSU has proven to be the opposite of those oppressive communities. Our campus has become a safe-haven for all students, especially those who may not have experience with a welcoming environment. CSU also provides a variety of resources to students, such as the GLBTQQA resource center. Some transgender students even received their first hormone treatments at Heartshorn.
Some parents of transgender people are resistant to their children’s identities out of fear that communities won’t be accepting of their children. Thankfully, CSU has proven to be a place that supports every student no matter what lifestyle, gender or ethnicity.
Here at CSU, whether or not we agree politically on these issues, we welcome and support every Ram who walks onto our campus, and that is something of which we can be proud.
Who you are is who you are, and that’s good enough for us.