Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Demonstrators demand Notre Dame address gay issue - By MARGARET FOSMOE – South Bend Tribune. Com

SOUTH BEND — Waving rainbow flags and carrying a banner reading, "No home under the dome," about 225 students, faculty and community residents demonstrated today at the University of Notre Dame in favor of adding sexual orientation to the campus anti-discrimination policy. Photo

The activists also are asking that the university formally recognize a student group to serve the needs of gay, lesbian and bisexual students and their allies.

The activists gathered in bitter cold temperatures at noon today near Notre Dame's main gate on Angela Boulevard. Most of the participants wore jeans, white shirts and purple tape over their mouths to symbolize the silence organizers say is imposed on gay, lesbian and bisexual students on campus. Read complete article - By MARGARET FOSMOE – South Bend Tribune.Com

Photo - Tribune Photo/MARCUS MARTER

Indiana University South Bend student Joel Bazzell joined other members of the University of Notre Dame and South Bend communities to protest the University's policy regarding homosexual persons Wednesday, January 27, 2010. The protesters believe the University encourages silence, ignorance, and intolerance amongst Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender persons on campus.

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Demonstrators Demand Nd Address Gay Rights Issue - By Diane Daniels – WSBT News

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