In March, fraternity property was vandalized with a homophobic slur. Alliance, Butler’s LGBTQ+ organization, writes that the university’s response has been poor.
Two weeks ago, vandalism including a homophobic slur along with another inappropriate word and image was spray painted in front of the Delta Tau Delta house near campus. After this recent act of vandalism, the conversation of hate speech continues to affect campus, specifically Butler’s LGBTQ+ community.
LGBTQ+ students at Butler have found supportive footholds, but still face a campus atmosphere that is not as accepting as it could be.
As the Supreme Court reevaluates the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act, the potential legalization of same-sex marriage has spurred debate on marriage equality across the nation. Members of the Butler Alliance, a student organization advocating the tolerance of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, observe the importance of the Supreme Court’s decision. “A lot…