The common perception of today’s campuses as a relatively accepting and supportive campus climate for gays and lesbians belies an oppressive history whereby students identified or even just rumored to be gay faced automatic expulsion. Dilley (2002) traces a history of higher education from 1945 through the 1960s that mirrored larger cultural and social trends that criminalized, demonized, and then pathologized gay identity and behavior. Later trends from the 1970s through the 1990s included efforts by institutions to restrict association of gay students on and off campus, as well as to deny recognition and funding of student groups supportive of gay social or political activities.
Higher Education | Social and Behavioral Sciences
Damschroder, Matthew and Reardanz 2015, Tim, "2013 LGBT Campus Climate Survey Research Report" (2013). Related Documents. 8.