Dr. Charles T. LoPresto and Dr. Barbara H. Vann, Spectrum officers and members planned the events for the week to raise awareness about the GLBTA community, especially on our campus and to encourage appreciation of the diversity that exists in our world. In 1995, three students approached Dr. LoPresto to ask him to moderate a pride group on campus. GLOBAL was formed as Loyola's first GLBTA organization, and three years later GLOBAL became Spectrum.
"Many people have told me…that having a GLBT organization at a Jesuit university is very powerful and speaks to the progress that our particular university has made in accepting sexual diversity," said senior Andy Choi, president of Spectrum. According to Andy, one motive behind S@xual Diversity Awareness Week (SDAW) is so that "the GLBT community can feel especially proud about who they are and what they have become on Loyola's campus." .......This event was intended to invalidate many misinformed notions about what it means for a gay person to have a family. On Tuesday, Dr. LoPresto moderated the 1 in 10 Forum which was based off of the statistic that for every 10 people, one person of the 10 is primarily or exclusively attracted to members of the same s@x. The t-shirt exercise was established by Dr. Kevin Atticks when he was a student at Loyola. This event made a visual impact on campus by showing how many people actually fall into the s@xual minority, whether or not they are out yet.
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