Bobcats share the journey of coming out

The process of coming out is a difficult one whether it begins in high school or in college. Fellow Bobcats share their stories of coming out and how their time at Ohio University has altered their journey. According to statistics, one in 10 people identify as LGBT. With a community of roughly 20,000 people, virtually 2,000…

Finding gender neutral housing at OU

Gender neutral housing (GNH) was introduced to Ohio University in the fall of 2011. Since its debut, the specialized housing has been cut in half. GNH was developed to provide a living space where two students regardless of sex, sexual orientation, gender or gender expression can live in the same room. Initially GNH could accommodate…

OU’s rape culture awareness leads to change

Ohio University no longer turns a blind eye to the rape culture on its campus. Notoriously ranked as a top party school, OU takes action to combat the rape culture that once flew under its small-town radar. Increased dialogue about rape culture on OU’s campus caused discussion, awareness and improved education. Much of the dialogue…

Bobcats show support for suicide awareness

On Wednesday, two Ohio University organizations collaborated on a project to bring awareness about a minimally discussed issue: suicide. The Bobcats for Suicide Prevention Campaign (BSPC) and OU’s Psychology club co-hosted “To Write Love on Her Arms” (TWLOHA), a nationally renowned event designed to raise awareness about the threats of suicide to Ohio University students…

Over the rainbow and across the globe

Students have a lot to consider when they decide to study abroad, from selecting when and where they want to go to how they are going to pay for it. But for LGBT students, the search has an added layer of complexity because they also have to consider the host country’s attitude towards lesbian, gay,…