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Gay life at Binghamton

Adam231Adam231 Posts: 1Registered User New Member
edited August 2009 in SUNY at Binghamton
I'll be attending Binghamton in the fall but I'm a bit worried when it comes to my sexual orientation. For the most part, are people accepting of different lifestyles?
I'm very worried about having a homophobic roommate...... Hopefully this will not be the case. I really don't want to end up being an outcast.

If any current students can give me some info on the campus environment, that would be awesome.

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Replies to: Gay life at Binghamton

  • stephennnstephennn Posts: 2,103Registered User Senior Member
    it's NY. for the most part everyone is accepting, but there will ALWAYS be someone that isn't. chances are you won't end up with a homophobic roomie.

    can't talk about anything else. i'm not a current student, i'm not even going there lol good luck!
  • BingAmbassadorBingAmbassador Posts: 379Registered User Member
    Here is a website that may help. It is a Rainbow Pride student group on campus: binghamtonpride.org

    As a student that has many gay or bisexual friends, I have never really seen people be non-accepting. However, Stephennn is right in that there always are those few that won't be. Hope the website helps.
  • BurntFlowerBurntFlower Posts: 65Registered User Junior Member
    I'm bisexual, and nobody really cared. As for the roommate, I doubt s/he will have any problems with that, unless you have really bad luck.

    Good luck to you!
  • PerfectedxchaosPerfectedxchaos Posts: 872Registered User Member
    It's a pretty liberal school, and I think most students are open minded towards it!
  • orcasand0wlsorcasand0wls Posts: 81Registered User Junior Member
    Absolutely check out RPU (Rainbow Pride Union), the on-campus GSA-type club. They host lots of events, and they have their own lounge which is a safe space. You'll also see signs with a rainbow triangle on them that have a list of people all over campus who are trained in awareness and sensitivity and such, I forget what the program is called, but their offices are safe spaces.

    The majority of students are open-minded and tolerant, and the school definitely has a left-of-center vibe. You certainly don't need to worry about being harassed.
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