Posted on October 8, 2013
VICTORY: Ole Miss protects LGBTQ equality
During a performance of “The Laramie Project” at Ole Miss — a play describing the life, the brutal beating, and the death of Matthew Shepard — audience members began booing, calling out derogatory slurs, and harassing the actors. Ole Miss has a non-discrimination policy in place that covers sexual orientation in faculty employment procedures, but it’s clearly not enough to institute a more accepting university culture.
After activists presented almost 500 signatures, Ole Miss agreed to review all university policies to ensure that LGBTQ folks are protected from discrimination.