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Activists in College

LGBTQ activists in college are postsecondary students who engage in individual or organized behaviors, activities, and strategies designed to improve conditions on campus for LGBTQ individuals. The purpose of the activism may be to create visibility for the existence of LGBTQ people; to draw attention to discrimination or violence against them; to change policies, improve programs, or implement curriculum; or to make other demands on behalf of LGBTQ people on campus. Activism may be a solitary activity, or it may involve other LGBTQ and allied participants. Some activists identify themselves as student leaders, while others prefer not to see themselves in those terms. LGBTQ activists may have any sexual orientation and gender identity, and not every college student engaged in LGBTQ activism identifies as ...

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