Posts Tagged ‘LGBT’

Sam Adams Pulls Sponsorship From St Patricks Day Celebration Parades Nearing Extinction

March 16, 2014

Sam Adams, owned by Boston Beer Co (SAM), will no longer be sponsoring the parade in Boston on Sunday, while Heineken (HEINY) has pulled its sponsorship from the New York City parade on Monday. “We believe in equality for all,” a Heineken USA spokeswoman said.Sam Adams said it had tried to convince Boston’s parade organizers to modify their rules and allow LGBT groups to march. The South Boston Allied War Veterans Council, which is organizing the parade, said in a statement on its website that it is not opposed to LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) people, it just doesn’t allow sexual orientation to be displayed.

Antiquated parades on the decline as social media replaces community interaction.



Duke University Increases Tuition To Cover Student Sex Change Operation, Crying Game Special Parent Edition

May 2, 2013

College costs are on the rise–having increased at a rate that outpaces inflation for more than two decades, contributing to record levels of student debt. Nevertheless, Duke University saw fit to raise the cost of its program even more. This week Campus Reform reports that Duke has raised student fees in order to pay for sex change operations for any student who wants one. Administrators say they will cover the cost of the reassignment surgery up to $50,000 that will be covered with  a 0.3 percent increase to overall student fees. LGBT advocates on campus immediately celebrated the university’s decision.

Duke raises college costs to cover up to $50K of a sex change operation. Crying game parent edition.


LGBT For Dummies Takes Off As Desperate Parents Of College Freshmen Look For Financial Relief

August 26, 2011

Elmhurst College put a question on its admissions application  that won’t appear on any other school’s application.

“Would you consider yourself to be a member of the LGBT  (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered) community?”

That optional question makes Elmhurst the first school in the  country to ask applicants about their sexual orientation or gender identity, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Gary Rold, the dean of students at Elmhurst, stressed the  question falls in line with the campus’ mission statement to increase  diversity.”We’re offering an incentive to a group of students who are  looking for a home and may not find that in a lot of other places, we consider  that a good thing. It’s very consistent with our mission,” said Rold.

Prospective freshmen and transfer students applying for the  2012 fall semester will become the first group of applicants to check  “yes,” “no” or “prefer not to answer.”Their answers will not play a role in the admissions  process. A “yes” answer could put students in line to qualify for a  scholarship worth one-third of tuition at the private, liberal arts school  affiliated with the United Church of Christ, said Rold.

LGBT  Preparatory classes will now take off as desperate parents look for ways to reduce college costs. Creates new wave of college entry consultants..