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Oldest Catholic university in the US says it will provide LGBT dorms for students

Jasmine Andersson January 15, 2018

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The oldest Catholic university in the US has introduced LGBT-only dorm for its students.

Georgetown University, which was established in 1789, has decided to team up its traditional ethos with its progressive values and offer LGBT accommodation options for residents who desire it.

After initially rejecting proposals from the campus LGBTQ+ Inclusivity Policy Team to provide alternative accommodation for queer students, the university decided to approve the demand for the halls and offered their “congratulations” to the team that fought for it.

“Our Catholic and Jesuit values call on us to engage with ‘respect, compassion, and sensitivity’ with our LGBTQ community,” said the campus’ Vice President, Todd Olson.

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Bill Clinton attended the university (Getty)

“It is in keeping with our Catholic and Jesuit values to provide a language, perspective, and sense of inclusion for deepening our sense of cura personalis.”

“THIS IS A REALLY BIG DEAL AT A JESUIT UNIVERSITY,” wrote the leader of the uni’s LGBTQ+ Inclusivity Policy Team, Grace Smith.

 

Georgetown University (Getty)
Georgetown University (Getty)

“This means that students will now begin to have a unique residential space dedicated to exploring and understanding themselves and others in relation to gender and sexuality,” she added. “Congratulations to everyone who made this dream a reality.”

The accommodation will be made available in the 2018-19 academic year.

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