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Sexual Diversity Awareness Week! March 28th-31st

Week of Events –

Monday, March 28th @ 7PM in Knott Hall B03
Fathers and Sons: A Gay Family Speaks
Ken Morgen, Sam Westrick and sons

Tuesday, March 29th @ 7PM in Knott Hall B01
Wear your 1-in-10 T-shirt!
1-in-10 Forum
Moderated by Charles LoPresto

Wednesday, March 30th @ 6PM in Knott Hall B01
Sexual Diversity Awareness Week Keynote Speaker
Morgan Meneses-Sheets, Executive Director of Equality Maryland

Thursday, March 31st @ 7:30PM in 4th Floor Programming Room
On Being Gay in Non-Gay Places
Tim Cherney, Cuyana Davis, Parker Homans, Connor Mensching, Brian Norman

There will be tables outside of Boulder with more event information on Friday (3/25), Monday (3/28) and Tuesday (3/29) from 11AM-2PM!


Father Linnane talks to Spectrum

Yes, Loyola’s own President, Father Brian Linanne will be coming to talk to members of Spectrum and the Loyola community!

Come on out to see what Father Linnane has to say! November 29th @ 6PM in Knott Hall B03!

Gay for Pay?


Huffington Post Article

Huffington Post article on New York's Gubernatorial candidate


Last night Morgan Meneses-Sheets, director of Equality Maryland mentioned that she wasn’t “gay for pay.”

Interestingly enough, I stumbled across this article about the Republican gubernatorial candidate renting buildings to gay clubs despite his recent comments disapproving of how schools  are “brainwashing” students into thinking being gay was ok. Thoughts?

Evidently Mr. Paladino apologized for his remarks, see the article here.

Denim Day Recap


Jeff Kniple made these great buttons for administrators who could not wear denim.


Thanks to everyone who supported us by wearing denim yesterday, it was a great success. There were a lot of students wearing denim and administrators wore buttons saying “I support denim day.” Many thanks for Jeff Kniple for making those great buttons and getting them to administrators.

We also had the pleasure of having a wonderful speaker, Dr. Kevin McGann, a Loyola alum, who spoke eloquently about his memories of being gay at Loyola. Equality Maryland‘s Director was in the audience and gave out postcards to be sent to Maryland legislators demanding marriage and employment equality to members of the GLBTQ community. Kudos to Doc LoPresto for getting us a great speaker and to Spectrum for a great event!

Don’t forget to sign the VoiceOUT list, tables are outside Boulder for the rest of the week.

Happy Wednesday!

Denim Day!

Denim Day Poster


Today is Denim Day! Thank you to everyone intentionally wearing denim to show support for sexual minorities in our community. Don’t forget to come to our speaker tonight at 6:30 in Knott Hall B01. Hope to see you there.

P.S. Yesterday was National Coming Out Day, thanks to everyone who courageously came out!

Spectrum at Loyola University Maryland Facebook Page!

Check out Spectrum’s new Facebook page for updates and information about upcoming events! “Like” the page to find out more!

Look up: Spectrum at Loyola University Maryland

Denim Day! October 12th

Did you miss us Loyola? Welcome back! We know we haven’t been so good at updating our blog but we’re now back into the swing of things and we promise to keep you updated about all things GLBTA on campus. Check out the following exciting events on campus that promote diversity on our campus community:

This Monday, October 11, ONE Loyola and a number of departments at Loyola will be sponsoring a forum entitled “There’s More to Me than You See” highlighting the diversity of student experiences on campus. The forum is a response to Fr. Linnane’s initial letter regarding civility and respect for diversity at our university. We hope that you can make  it!

This Tuesday, October 12th, Loyola will participate in Denim Day, a day on which students are asked to wear some article of denim.  By deliberating choosing to wear denim, we communicate to all members of Loyola’s sexual minority community that there is indeed a place at the table for them here.   In essence, Denim Day helps to create an academic environment of inclusion and tolerance, an environment that moves us closer to our  ideals of unity and respect for all. On this same day, the annual Denim Day Speaker will be held at 6:30pm in Knott Hall B01.

Look out for signup sheets for Loyola’s annual VoiceOUT list. Add your name to the list and show that you support the GLBTA community. The names will be published in the Greyhound and they are a strong testament to the support and care Loyola has for our community.

In other news, Safe Zone training continues for faculty, administrators and staff at Loyola. For more info contact Terra Schehr at or find out more at OUTLoyola.

Lastly, we would like to mention the horrible incident at Rutgers that took the life such a brilliant young man. Tyler Clementi’s death and the recent string of bullying-related suicides affect us all as a community. If you or someone you know is struggling to understand why things like this happen, seek support. Talk to your friends, roommates, RA’s, professors or administrators and of course Spectrum members and officers are here to support you. There are a number of resources that can help you throughout this difficult time. The Counseling Center is also a great place to sit down and talk to someone, visit their website for more info at

That’s all for now, have  a wonderful weekend and remember: It Gets Better.