Skip to comments.Ithaca College, Cornell Rank High for Gay-Friendly Schools
Posted on 08/17/2010 8:40:11 PM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines
Three Ithaca-area schools rank among the most gay-friendly colleges, according to a survey by a national nonprofit group focused on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) college students.
Ithaca College scored five out of five stars in the Campus Pride Climate Index. Cornell University scored 4.5 out of five. Binghamton University scored well, too - ranking four out of five stars.
The annual index has become a yardstick used in student and faculty research, campus organizing efforts and gauging LGBT student safety and inclusion.
Ithaca College high score - only 19 of more than 230 schools ranked five out of five - "reflects the exceptional commitment and contributions of students, staff and faculty who together have created a campus community that honors and values sexual and gender diversity," Lis Maurer, program director for the college's Center for LGBT Education, Outreach and Services.
In July, Ithaca was named the 14th gayest city in the U.S. by the Daily Beast. "Ithaca is a young and smart city, ranking eighth for the median age group (27.9) and third for the number of college graduates (55 percent). What's more, Ithaca is the least populated city among the top 20 (101,000)," the site explained.
If I was the parent of a gay child I would sure as hell think twice before handing him or her over to a “gay-friendly” college. Somehow I don’t think much learning goes on in such places.
By the same token, if I happened to be black, I sure as hell would not deliver my child up to a black college. I recall an article about one in The Atlantic a few years back and it sounded like an absolute sewer.
> Only 14th?
I don't think Ithaca is especially "gay". Weird, yes; liberal to a fault, yes; and gay-friendly, yes.
But "gay"? I don't think any more so than most places on the East Coast. Hell, there are only one or two gay bars for 20,000 townies and 30,000 students -- the Common Ground turned into "Oasis" and is not promoting itself as a gay bar the way the CG did. I don't think the Blue Angel has been in business for years, which is a shame because they had the best pool table in town, and no fights.
Anyway, who cares how "gay-friendly" the local colleges are? I try to avoid them... I live out in the country where that sort of stuff is frowned-upon, or at best, tolerated as long as you still drink beer, shoot straight, and keep your hands to yourself.
I guess that’s a benefit of having a veterinary school.
How exactly does one "honor" sexual diversity?
How frustrating that will be if OTHERS do the same. Who will they rape or indoctrinate if they only have humans already perverted?
I suspect it's "more honored in the breach than the observance".
Then again, maybe that should be "breech"....
Cornell Gay Friendly huh....no surprise...sounds too much like Cornhole....
we used to pick cherries and picnic on Cayuga lake.....those days are so long gone....
Gee, I don’t think that made it into the Newspeak annual rankings.
Yeah, just ignore it and it will all go away. (/sarc)
More like: If I ignore it I have more time to deal with more pressing and immediate problems.
There are things all over the country, and all over the world, that I don't agree with, that I think are ethically or morally wrong, that go against all that is right and good. I don't have enough lifetime to worry about them all; even 5% of them would take multiple lifetimes. A bunch of gay kids at a local college doesn't hit my threshold of worry, given the other things that are already above it.
I don't think homosexuality will "go away" -- it's been around for all of recorded history, and probably long before that, too. As far as I can tell it's at about the same level (plus-or-minus noise) in the population as it always has been. It's got a movement that is more vocal and annoying these days, that's what I see.
Since you are inclined to not ignore it, I encourage you to pay even more attention to it, to make up for me ignoring it. Thanks! :)
My daughter’s fiance graduated from Cornell. When she was graduating from Stanford, they discussed which of the graduation-related events they would attend. He’d never HEARD of a baccalaureate service. When told what it is, he said “well, Cornell is an atheist school.” They went to the baccalaureate.
They are the cultural spearhead of moral anarchy, and we ignore this at our own peril.
It's sorta like this...
Conservatives favor God, Guns, and Country Music. Liberals favor Sex, Drugs, and Rock-n-Roll. Libertarians favor all of the above, plus Porn. (Apologies to Garry Trudeau.)
So it's no wonder that the homosexual agenda doesn't concern you. You're in favor of sex, drugs, rock-n-roll and porn. Oh, now we get it.
Libertarians are just plain nuts, and many with that moniker are not true conservatives who believe in family values, and policies that support those beliefs. That includes being "pro-life" (in the womb and through the end of natural life), and resisting the homosexual agenda, as important examples.
We can't have 'absolute' freedom/liberty because of the necessary interactions and collisions our lives have with every other personality - anyone who tells you that we can is a fool. And we can't even experience the reasonable freedom we have without Christian morality. Hence, our laws, including many laws reflecting and defining community morality, which are proper and right. This is true conservatism, not the Randian, utilitarian 'conservatism' that immoralizes man as a law unto himself.
I’m like Ted Nugent. I fall into the “God, Guns, and Rock-n-Roll” category. I don’t believe that Rock-n-Roll is inherently anathema to conservatism and I’m sure many Freepers would agree. Oh, and sex isn’t either, as long as it’s in the proper context. ;)
I all in favor of “God, Guns, & Rock & Roll.”
It the abortion, porn, and homosexual agenda that we can live without... & which certain Libertarians seem to be willing to tolerate.