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Bowie State Becomes First Historically Black College To Open LGBT Center

In April, Bowie State opened an LGBT Center on the third floor of the campus’ MLK building.

Turns out they were the first historically black college to do so!

The center offers in-person support, Monday through Friday, 1-5pm, from a staff of three: assistant professor Adrian Krishnasamy (its director) and two students.

It also supplies your garden-variety LGBT pamphlets (safe sex and condoms!) and meeting space for gay students.

Said Krishnasamy to the Sentinel:

“What we’re trying to do is to get a coherent approach in identifying and spreading the awareness in dispelling myths about the (LGBT) community itself and educate individuals that come into the university so that we send our students out of this campus with the knowledge of the extreme level of diversity.”

What historically black college will be next? We’re looking at you, Howard.