From 'Gay, Go Away' To LGBT-Friendly: UConn Touts Its Progress

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A dozen years ago, The New York Times ran an article on a number of anti-gay incidents at the University of Connecticut.

"From chalking 'If you're gay, go away' on sidewalks to vandalizing doors of openly gay students, 21 incidents were reported to campus police that fall," according to an article published Tuesday on the UConn Today website.

That same year, UConn was ranked by the Princeton Review as No. 12 among the 20 most homophobic campuses in the country.

But since then, the UConn Today article notes, university administrators have made a conscious effort to change the climate — to become a friendlier, more welcoming and accepting place for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students.

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