On God’s Campus: Voices from the Queer Underground (OGC) is an education campaign and book project that brings faith, sexuality and higher education together through video interviews of LGBTQ and allied students, alumni and faculty members who attend Christian colleges that discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. Started in December of 2012, OGC continues to move forward into 2014 with new interviews and a book set to debut in the fall. Check out this exciting video from Paul Southwick, the producer of OGC.
Currently, over 500,000 students attend more than 150 Christian colleges that discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. LGBTQ students and allies at these institutions face social isolation and a constant flow of negative messages concerning their identities. And yet, over the last few years, students and alumni are coming out of the closet in record numbers and are challenging their institutions.
On God’s Campus (OGC) is an education campaign featuring the voices of these students and alumni. Its goal is to foster Christian campus communities that respect and listen to their LGBTQ brothers and sisters. Starting in the fall of 2014, OGC will feature weekly videos of a current student, alumni, or faculty member from one of these institutions who will share their firsthand experiences and answer questions like: Why would an LGBTQ person attend (or stay at) a Christian college? How can someone be gay and a Christian? What can local churches do to help LGBTQ students on these campuses?
If you have a story to share with OGC, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and include your name, the college you are attending or attended (even if you did not graduate), the years you were there and a little bit about your story. We would love to connect with you and share your story.