JCU students protest exclusive policies

Students at John Carroll University took to center court shortly before a basketball game touting posters and rainbow flags in protest of the university’s refusal to include LGBT students in the non-discrimination policy. JCU is a small Jesuit university located in University Heights, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland.

“We the students, faculty and alumni of John Carroll University choose to voice our support for those the university leaves without protection,” was stated next to the video of the protest.

Police officers urged picketers to move, as the band played on through “Hot Stuff.” Eventually the basketball teams warmed up around the sit-in, as protesters were removed from the chaotic scene of dumbfounded athletes, administrators, coaches and fans.

“We expect better of John Carroll University. We demand better. We are a gentle, angry people and we are singing, singing for our lives,” was stated next to the video of the protest.

Watch it all unfold below:

Via Queers United.

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8 thoughts on “JCU students protest exclusive policies

  1. I understand that their aim was to protest the discrimination, but this was… not a very good idea. What they’re saying is absolutely right, though, OF COURSE queer people should be protected from harassment- obviously!
    But this sit-in protest thing is kind of strange. They need to be doing something else, preferably at a game that’s BIGGER than this??

    • they were wrong to do this. my brother goes to john carroll. this sit in was completely unprovoked along with many other protests across campus. nobody bothers them. they argue for equal rights but they do so by trying to make themselves seen as superior and more open minded. nobody cares that they’re gay, they just need to keep to themselves. you don’t see straight people protesting…and although gays are arguing for equal rights, they actually have more rights than straights because if straight people would have done that, there would have been hell to pay–probably disciplinary action from the school

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