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.
Gays and Lesbians at Dickinson (GLAD)
Gays and Lesbians at Dickinson (GLAD) submitted a request for funds from the Student Senate for the 1988-1989 academic year.Â In the Budget, GLAD includes a tentative schedule of activities for fall of '88 and spring of '89 and the estimated costs of the events.Â The document was submitted to the Student Senate by the GLAD Board of Directors and its Acting Treasurer, Karen Ruocco, class of 1988.Â
In the late 80â€™s, Gays and Lesbians at Dickinson (GLAD), was an organization of gays, lesbians and their supporters, and sought to recognize â€œthe presence of gay and lesbian students, faculty, staff and administrators within the Dickinson College community."Â Some of the hopes of the organization, as stated in their constitution, are, among others, "to provide support for gays and lesbians, provide gays and lesbians with a college-recognized forum for voicing concerns to the administration, and to represent gay and lesbian perspectives in college political and social processes."Â The consti