Rep. Mike Fair and State Senator Kevin Bryant were opposed to this play, seeing in it a means of turning over straight girls as lesbians. They put pressure and in particular financially. As a result, the play had been removed from the conference a few days only after its official announcement.
But the political pressure did not stop there and today, it is learned that the University will also remove its Center for Women's and Gender Studies as of July.
Faculty members are not easily deceived and it very clearly sees the relation between the purse and the legislators.
According to Gawker, conservative legislators cut Upstate's budget for assigning "Out Loud" to incoming freshmen. They also slashed the budget of the College of Charleston for assigning a coming-of-age graphic novel by Alison Bechdel, the award-winning artist and writer whose work deals frankly with her own lesbianism.