The American River Current

Opinion: ARC is more LGBTQ friendly than it used to be

American River College hasn't had the best history with LGBTQ issues, but it's become a more progressive and inclusive campus with time. (Illustration by Allante Morris)

Bailey Carpenter

April 12, 2016

American River College has come a long way since 2008, when the student government endorsed the ‘Yes’ vote on Prop 8. Prop 8 was a ban on same-sex marriage that was approved by California voters in 2008. Later, the Supreme Court ruled that same-sex marriage was legal and federal courts ruled that...

Take this class: ENGLT 365: Introduction to Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Literature

Professor Susan Howe teaches her Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual andTransgender Literature class at American River College. This semester is the first time the course has been offered at ARC. (Photo by Joe Padilla)

Bailey Carpenter

January 31, 2016

An earlier version of this story incorrectly spelled Reanne Acolsta's last name "Aclsta" A former student, and now professor, at American River College, Susan Howe, has created a safe haven for all LGBTQ students on campus, while giving them the opportunity to earn college credits. After notic...

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