Who knew that these student groups advocating for diversity and inclusion can be so exclusive?
On March 1st, students at the University of Wyoming organized a rally in support of transsexual rights in an effort to be “allies for the trans community.”
However, the LGBTQ group, of all people, refused to participate.
The group cited as the reason for the boycott that the event had been organized by straight women rather than members of the LGBTQ community: “You sympathize with their struggles but at the end of the day you are a straight female, and that holds privilege within society today.”
The straight student responded by claiming that she did not want to steal the voice away from the transsexual community but rather use her position of so-called privilege to provide them with a platform.
But that didn’t appease her attackers because, at the end of the day, she is still straight.
Lesson here? Even young warriors for social justice are not allowed to help the the socially marginalized. Who knew that these student groups advocating for diversity and inclusion can be so exclusive?
See images from the exchange below.
And delete she did.