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LGBTQ alumni from evangelical college host homecoming celebration
From a news release
2012-10-01

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Who: OneWheaton, a group of LGBTQ alumni of Wheaton College ( www.onewheaton.com )

What: An alternative Homecoming celebration for LGBTQ students, alumni, and allies who are not offered a place to gather and celebrate on Wheaton College's campus.

Events include a talent showcase that includes a concert by Youngest Son Steve Slagg '09). www.youngestsonmusic.com, followed by a panel discussion with theologian Emerson Johnson ('83) as well as LGBTQ and allied students and alumni from Wheaton College.

When: 7pm, Friday, October 5, 2012

Where: St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 393 N. Main Street, Glen Ellyn, Illinois

Why: Last year OneWheaton made national headlines with its formation. Its single

purpose is to affirm LGBTQ students and alumni and provide a supportive community for them. Wheaton College is ranked the #1 most "LGBT Unfriendly" College by the Princeton Review in 2011, and does not allow gay alumni to announce their partners and children in the alumni magazine. Additionally, it routinely invites speakers who speal against same-sex partnerships and many of whom oppose LGBT civil rights.. OneWheaton is composed of Wheaton College alumni and exists to reassure LGBTQ and questioning students and their friends that it gets better. For more information visit www.onewheaton.com


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