Sexual orientation

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The May 6, 2005 Dickinsonian features a article on the newly renamed 'Spectrum' LGBT club at Dickinson and its activities and involvement on campus.

Date: May 6, 2005
"The administration: knee-jerk or justified?" article

In this article from the November 5, 1999 Dickinsonian, a student considers the pros and cons of such controversial events as "Take Back the Night" and the "March Against Hate."

Date: November 5, 1999
Self, Family, World Events Schedule

Dickinson hosted a week of events surrounding National Coming Out Day in
1996 entitled "Self, Family, World: Continuing the Struggle for
Acceptance."  The events included a debate over gay marriage, a showing
of the movie Go Fish, a discussion led by the Mechancisburg
Chapter of P-FLAG (Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays), a lecture

Date: October 6-12, 1996
Voices of Today's Woman Seminar Booklet Cover

In 1972 on October 5, 6 and 8, Dickinson held a seminar on women in
coordination with the Bicentennial Homecoming the same weekend.  The
seminar was "designed to examine the political, educational, legal, and
social conditions in our society which sometimes tend to reduce women's
participation as full partners with men in many aspects of life."  It was the first seminar on women ever held at Dickinson
and included a play by the Mermaid Players, speeches, workshops and
exhibits.  C. Delores Tucker, Secretary of the Commonwealth of
Pennsylvania, was the major speaker. 

Date: October 5-8, 1972
February Lectures poster

The Women's Studies program sponsored two lectures in February of 1997.  One was given by Kristen Miller, a doctoral student of sociology at the University of Delaware, on lesbian identity, and the other was given by Barbara Ozieblo, a professor of American Literature at the University of Malaga, on feminism in Spain.

Date: February 20 and 24, 1997
Rev. Mary Douglas Glasspool First Openly Gay Lesbian Episcopal Bishop

Rev. Mary Douglas Glasspool '75 becomes the "first openly lesbian bishop to be elcted by the Episcopal Church."

Date: April 2010
Article

This article, published in the March 31, 1988 Dickinsonian, documents the first meeting of Gays and Lesbians at Dickinson College (GLAD). Headed by Karen Ruocco, the organization held its first meeting at the Women's Center on March 30th. The group provided "support for gays and lesbians" at Dickinson College. The organization also worked to educate the campus on issues effecting the gay/lesbian community.

Date: March 31, 1988
Photo

This photo depicts the Sexuality Resource Group, circa 1980. The women in the photo are not identified.

Date: circa 1980
Cover Page

In her paper entitled "Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Life at Dickinson," Alison Thomas analysed Dickinson's burgeoning GLB movement on campus and what caused the sudden consciousness. To do so, she interviewed a variety of Dickinsonians, many who identified as queer.

Date: April 26, 1994
Constitution

In 1994, the Equality House gained Student Senate Recognition. According to their constitution the purpose was to establish "equal opportunity for every person without regards for the indivdual's sex, race, religion, sexual orientation, and monetary or physical status... The Equality House is formed with the purpose of working for the development and preservation of the Equal Rights of every person in the Dickinson Community."

Date: October 5, 1994