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July 23, 2013

Universities in the Cape Fear region of North Carolina are working to become more inclusive of LGBTs on campus

North Carolina universities in the Cape Fear region are rolling out a Safe Zone program to create safe spaces for LGBT students.

Fayetteville State University (FSU) recently joined the program and will open a Safe Zone office in the Office of Student Affairs in August after hearing student feedback.

FSU is a historically African American college and is only the second black college to join the program.

North Carolina Central University, the first black college to join in 2009, opened a dedicated Safe Zone center in April.

June 8, 2013

After getting house arrest for Robert Champion's death, defendants promise to combat hazing

For the death of a gay Florida A&M University student, two defendants get to stay home.

Yesterday (7 June) in an Orange County Circuit courtroom, former FAMU drum majors Rikki Wills and Shawn Turner admitted they were on the bus in 2011 November when fellow drum major Robert Champion died. The 26-year-old was subjected to a brutal hazing ritual called 'crossing bus c.' It involved band members pummeling him with punches, kicks and drumsticks.

September 23, 2012

A student group is criticizing University of Minnesota-Duluth for exhibiting photos of Loren Cameron's transformation from female to male

A Minnesota university has sparked criticism for showing images of a transsexual's change from woman to man.

CampusReform.org is targeting U of M-Duluth for showing self-portraits by transexual activist Loren Rex Cameron in a show 26 September.

In an interview with FoxNews.com, Campus Reform spokesman Josiah Ryan said: 'UMD's administration has spent thousands of dollars in public resources this year to support a radical and divisive agenda'.

September 13, 2012

A Christian counselor who didn’t want to ‘affirm homosexuality’ continues legal fight against Eastern Michigan University for sacking

A former student and counselor is suing Eastern Michigan University claiming she was wrongfully dismissed for turning down a gay student who wanted help.

The federal court lawsuit in Detroit is being watched across the US as a signifier of the battle between religious and gay freedoms.