ASHEVILLE, N.C. — eCollege Finder has named Warren Wilson College as the most LGBT-friendly North Carolina college or university, the university reported.

The school’s Center for Gender and Relationships is credited with “bringing in ‘numerous LGBT activists’ and creating an open dialogue regarding transgender issues along with asexuality and bisexuality,” the college shared in a news release.

Mike Simmons of eCollegeFinder, said “What makes Warren Wilson unique is its inclusiveness, which addresses the spectrum of (LGBTQ), while other colleges may still be caught up trying to accept lesbian and gay students. Not all colleges have an Asexuality Awareness week, which shows the initiative to educate and show more identities than just the two commonly addressed.”

Among the accomplishments of the college in the last year, one significant one was Roberta Kaplan’s arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the Defense of Marriage Act.

The college also made it on The Princeton Review, netting the number two spot in the LGBTQ-friendly category. Unfortunately, Wake Forest University made it to the bottom of the not-friendly list.


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