Mighty big erasure you got there

by gaytaylor



It bothers me that Taylor University maintains a frosty public silence on matters lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans. In my view, the university sacrifices people for the sake of image, fund-raising appeal, dogma and a forced homogeneity. Erasure becomes institutional policy. Let a gay alumnus donate to the school, let him ask that he and his male spouse both be recognized as co-donors, and see how far that goes. (About as far can you shot put a bronze statue of Samuel Morris, in case you were wondering.) As an alumnus, the personal news items I send in for inclusion in the Alumni Notes section get sanitized. Any reference to my being gay is stripped out. For my alma mater, the man I love most in life does not—will not—exist.