Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

Article "'Searching' students find support on the Common Ground"

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Article "'Searching' students find support on the Common Ground"

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This 1993 Collegian article discusses the creation of Common Ground, an organization on campus for LGBTQ+ students to discuss what being gay is like at the University of Richmond. The Lambda Coalition, another support group for LGBTQ+ students not only wishes for LGBTQ+ students to join but also allies. Meanwhile Common Ground is only open to those who are queer or questioning. The meeting times are kept secret, off campus, and there is a screening process to get into the club. The mindset behind this is to protect students from the stigmas and stereotypes that are seen on campus. It was also mentioned in the article that Richmond was deemed the most homophobic school in the state of VA, and Common Ground's secrecy is an attempt to keep students in the support group safe.

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Ronky, Jessica. "'Searching' students find support on the Common Ground." The University of Richmond Collegian 79, no. 24, (April 8, 1993): 6. https://collegian.richmond.edu/?a=d&d=COL19930408.2.18&srpos=1&e=-------en-20--1--txt-txIN-

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The Collegian, University of Richmond

Date

1993-04-08

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English

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Richmond (Va.)

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Ronky, Jessica, “Article "'Searching' students find support on the Common Ground",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed September 24, 2019, https://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/3460.