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New LGBT Center at Bowie State U a First for HBCUs

June 18th, 2012 by Ajuan Mance

This resource center is needed to address this homophobia on campus and to work to make the environment safe for all of the students and all the faculty, staff and pretty much anybody even in the Bowie community that’s seeking some kind of a resource or some kind of help.

Professor Adrian Krishnaswamy (above), faculty director of the LGBTQIA Resource Center, interviewed by NPR’s Michelle Martin, June 14, 2012, with Bowie State alumna Melanie Carr


On June 14, 2012, Michelle Martin, host of NPR’s Tell Me More, interviewed Bowie State communications professor Adrian Krishnasamy and recent alumna Melanie Carr about their university’s recent decision to open a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ) student center.

The first historically Black college or University (HCBU) to establish this type of resource, the Maryland-based university has received accolades from human rights organizations across the country, as well as interest from both local and national news outlets.

The listen to the entire interview, or to read the transcript, follow THIS LINK.

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