Just 15 out of 100. That was Belmont’s 2021 score on the athletic equality index compiled by Athlete Ally, a nonprofit LGBTQ athlete advocacy group. In its final year in the Ohio Valley Conference, Belmont currently holds the third-lowest AEI score in the conference. The average score for OVC members is 20.6, while the average score in the Missouri Valley Conference — which the Bruins will join in 2022 — is 38.8. For queer-identifying athletes like ‘21 softball alumnus Georgi
Stepping foot on Belmont’s campus as a freshman, Ruby was nervous. She knew Belmont was a Christian university in Tennessee — having grown up in the Bible Belt, Ruby didn’t know if the community would be welcoming to transgender students like herself, she said. Ruby, who goes by a chosen name and requested her last name not be shared to protect her privacy, began her transition from male to female in high school. She made the decision to come to Belmont knowing she might find
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A day before her convocation Wednesday detailing her experiences in Ferguson, Mo., the Rev. Dr. Pamela Lightsey presented a talk in the Massey Boardroom on a different subject entirely. As a black woman who identifies both as queer and as a Christian, Lightsey is imminently familiar with binaries which seem to be opposed, yet still somehow intersect. Binaries, in this case, is a word used to describe absolute, opposite categories, such as male/female, gay/straight, rich/poor,
While university President Bob Fisher revealed his seven strategic priorities when crafting Vision 2020, Belmont students were more concerned with questions regarding Belmont’s growth, student fees and diversity at Monday’s Vision 2020 Town Hall Meeting. “I think that the revealing of Vision 2020 was a great opportunity for students to see the strategic priorities set forth by Dr. Fisher,” said Jeanette Morelan, Student Government Association President. “I think it was also a
Dr. Bob Fisher’s opened the second “Ask Dr. Fisher” convo of the semester by noting what he saw as a small crowd at the Curb Café Wednesday. “We’ve got a small audience, which means either everybody’s perfectly happy or they’ve given up,” he said. He then addressed the crowd with an overview of what he knew would be major points of discussion: construction and parking. He noted the law school is on schedule to open in fall 2012, as is the new residence hall near Bruin Hills.