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Tuesday, 24 March 2015 16:22

Andrews University Refuses To Hold A Fundraising Campaign For LGBT Homeless Youth

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The administration of Andrews University, a Christian university of Michigan, refused to hold a bake sale to benefit LGBT homeless youth.

The gay-straight alliance of this university, Aull4One, decided to organize a fundraising campaign to help LGBT homeless youth. The students were dismayed to learn that the administration of their university forbade them this charity sale on the grounds that it «conflicts with the mission of Andrews University».

«The homophobia on campus can be largely attributed to the fact that, until last year, in which Andrews University had the first LGBT panel, AU has excluded LGBT voices on all official channels. Lack of education has created an atmosphere of ignorance,» Eliel Cruz told The Blue Nation Review.

«There are about 80 individuals currently in the group, majority of them queer, but that has only been accomplished through word of mouth.

«Administration knows we exist, they allow us to exist, and some administrators even champion the group’s existence. But unfortunately, we are unable to advertise our meetings and events on campus.»

Aull4One however, has not given up and being unable to sell cakes, it appeals to the generosity of everyone with an online fundraising campaign on IndieGoGo. They have already raised more than $15,000 and if you wish to help these homeless youth in Michigan, here is the link: https://life.indiegogo.com/fundraisers/aull4one-raising-money-for-project-fierce

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