Colleges see gay students as a new market

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Josh Bergeleen was raised in a fundamentalist Christian home in Austin, Texas, where, growing up, he “didn’t know that gay was a thing.”

He came out at 18, shortly after becoming an undergraduate at Emory University.

Four years later, Bergeleen credits Emory’s welcoming environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students as a key factor not only in his discovering his own identity, but in going on to graduate from the business school this year.

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