Gay Life at Tufts

<p>I'm a prospective student, looking for anyone who can tell me how the gay scene at Tufts compares to other schools.</p>

<p>I'm a prospective student too, and I was wondering about the gay life at Tufts as well. When I visited last month for the Voices Diversity program I was unsure of how receptive the campus would be to gay students, but to my relief I literally saw gay pride flags hanging from the windows of nearly all of the dorm buildings.</p>

<p>I've asked a few students there about gay life already, and they've all said to me that no matter what your interests, orientation, gender, culture, whatever, you'll find your place you'd fit into at Tufts and you'd be able to make friends regardless. :)</p>

<p>But if you mean in terms of how active the gay community is, I only know that Tufts celebrated National Coming Out Day and there's a video on YouTube!</p>

<p>I go to Tufts and have so many gay friends. Yes, there are rainbow flags everywhere and no one cares who is fay or not gay, as long as you're an interesting/fun person Tufts will love you.</p>

<p>Tufts is super gay. I mean, we're not Vassar, but the gay community is pretty active. QSA and the LGBT center have events frequently. There's a huge crowd for Coming Out Day, and lots of people hang rainbow flags from their dorm or office windows. The gay social scene can be a little small and incestuous, but it's not bad.
Check out the LGBT Center's website here: The</a> Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Center at Tufts University</p>

<p>"Tufts is super gay."</p>

<p>Heh, I like that. I can't speak for others, but from what I observed, it hardly seemed like a gay student could find a more accepting school than Tufts. "Accepting" almost seems like a misnomer; people are "accepting" of gays in the same way that they're "accepting" of people who prefer mittens to gloves.</p>

<p>There also isn't really just one gay community. Every social group has gay people in it. Gay kids tend congregate in certain discrete communities, like the Rainbow House, the activist scene, or the theater community, but being gay doesn't pre-determine your friends, social life or interests at all.</p>

"Accepting" almost seems like a misnomer; people are "accepting" of gays in the same way that they're "accepting" of people who prefer mittens to gloves.


<p>If this is true, I am super homophobic. Gloves >> Mittens.</p>

<p>^^^ Only if you like cold hands. Mittens >> Gloves.</p>

<p>Tufts is extremely gay-friendly! Don't worry!</p>

<p>The Advocate ranked Tufts as one of the top 20 most gay friendly campuses:</p>

<p>Tufts</a> E-News: Tufts Hailed As Gay-Friendly Campus</p>

<p>Tufts is insanely gay-friendly. It was one of my worries going to school too, and trust me, it's great. Within 3 weeks of school I began dating my current girlfriend. In fact, I like to joke with my friends about how gay Tufts is. Sure, surveys estimate that 1/20 to 1/10 people in the US are gay, but at Tufts, it's more like 1/3. It rocks.</p>

<p>Actually 1/3? or is that an exaggeration?</p>

<p>It's an exaggeration. But by how much I'm not sure.</p>