A bill of support passed through the Texas A&M Student Senate last night for a Texas Legislature bill (SB-63-106) that would require Texas colleges and universities with GLBT resource centers to provide equal funding for "Traditional and Family Values" Centers promoting heterosexuality.
Camden Breeding, President of GLBT Aggies at Texas A&M University sent us an online petition against the bill, which could cut funding for the University's first queer organization in half.
Jesus Reyes, who graduated from Texas A&M in 2010, admits to The American Independent that campus climate necessitates the center:
"There is, I wouldn't necessarily say homophobia, but a certain apprehension about gays at A&M... Honestly, I think there are many students there who have never met a gay person. They snicker at you if you walk into GLBT Resource meetings. Even in sociology class, they make bigoted, ignorant comments.
"Equality" rhetoric can backfire.