ROCK HILL, S.C. - Winthrop student groups will hold an OPEN campaign Oct. 1-5 to raise public awareness and promote discussion of issues facing lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.
Events include forums, an allies march, a marriage debate and a foreign film. OPEN is the brainchild of Angad Chera, a senior integrated marketing major from Greenville, S.C. He worked with the Social & Behavioral Research Lab to survey nearly 1,000 Winthrop students about their attitudes toward homosexuality. Nearly 89 percent of those responding said they strongly agreed/agreed that they would be comfortable working with someone who is openly gay/lesbian. In addition, 60 percent stated that they strongly agreed/agreed would be comfortable living with a gay/lesbian roommate.
Chera gained support from 20 student organizations and departments who agreed to collaborate on sponsorship of a week of events. They are:
For more information, contact Chera at 864/386-1327 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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