DePaul University to host “queer” conference

DePaul University to host “queer” conference

LifeSite News is reminding us that DePaul University in Chicago, a Catholic school, is hosting a large homosexual activist conference in October. I originally wrote about this last November and have some details of what they plan on discussing.

The conference, whose full title is the Conference of Scholars and Student Affairs Personnel Involved in “LGBTQ” (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered and queer) issues on Catholic Campuses, is being organized through the DePaul Women’s and Gender Studies department. It is scheduled for October 19-20, 2007 and is calling for submissions for papers and workshops.

The first Out There conference was held at Jesuit-run Santa Clara University in 2005 in California and attracted 150 students and faculty from 40 different schools, including the Universities of Georgetown, Loyola Marymount, Gonzaga, Fordham, DePaul, La Salle, Marquette and Emory, as well as Boston College, and College of the Holy Cross. The Santa Clara conference was praised by gay activists as opening a new door between the homosexual activist community and the world of Catholic education.

Of course, what do you expect from a Catholic college that now offers a minor in gay studies?

Oh, and what do all those listed colleges in the quote above have in common besides being putatively Catholic schools. Hmmm, let me think. (Actually, La Salle is not like the other Catholic schools in one important respect and Emory is not Catholic at all, but was founded by the Methodists. But the rest have a commonality.)

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