Gay club rejected again by Va. school

February 2, 2007

Students at Virginia’s Hampton University have been trying to get a gay–straight alliance approved by the administration for four years, but progress has been nonexistent.

Organizers say no matter how many bureaucratic hoops they have jumped through or how many forms they have filled out, they are not any closer in 2007 to winning recognition for the group than they were in 2004.

“This is the second year I have been involved,” said Sia Mensah, a junior majoring in psychology. “In 2004, I heard about another student who was trying to get a GSA started. I took it on because we need it here, and someone needs to fight for fairness on campus. Hampton University is not being fair to all of its students...