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Saturday, July 07, 2012

Harvard Breaks New Ground

Only in academe - and the insane asylum - would one find such detachment from the real world:
Harvard Picks First BGLTQ Director
By Nathalie R. Miraval, Harvard Crimson Staff Writer

Harvard has appointed Vanidy “Van” Bailey as the College’s first permanent director of bisexual, gay, lesbian, transgender, and queer student life. Bailey, the assistant director for education at the University of California, San Diego, will assume the new position on July 16.

Last April, Dean of the College Evelynn M. Hammonds announced her intention to hire a full-time staffer dedicated to serving the BGLTQ community on campus.

In a statement to students, Hammonds said that the decision was based on recommendations made by the BGLTQ Working Group, which she created in October 2010 to evaluate BGLTQ experiences and needs at the College.

In an email, Bailey expressed excitement for ... [link]
So you know, the "Q" in "BGLTQ" stands for "queer," which, last anyone knew (outside of the cloistered college community) was the same thing as the "G" for "gay." Guess that ain't the case no more ...

Anyway, Harvard has itself a by-God BGLTQ community director. And both members of that community are ever so appreciative.