University of Michigan elects openly gay student body president

  • hartfan

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    Mar 30, 2010 1:37 AM GMT
    I know this is probably not groundbreaking as far as colleges go, but I am still proud of this achievement by my maize and blue brethren. I also find it interesting that his sexuality is not even mentioned in the student newspaper, a clear sign that being gay is a non-issue among today's youth, not that Michigan can be considered a less than liberal campus.

    To those Michigan haters out there who might feel compelled to post, I sincerely ask that you keep your non-constructive, inflammatory comments off this thread. Thank you.

    From The Advocate

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    The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, one of the nation's largest public universities, elected its first gay student body president on Thursday.

    Chris Armstrong, a junior majoring in sociology, became the president of the Michigan Student Assembly on a platform of advocacy and activism. Armstrong had pledged to support gay rights on campus; he previously helped bring the 2011 Midwest Bisexual, Lesbian, Gay, Transgender, Ally College Conference to the University of Michigan. Armstrong also interned last summer at the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund in Washington, D.C.

    "The significance of this event really demonstrates the diversity of this University," Armstrong said in a statement. "The ability of this campus to elect an openly gay president to lead them is something that students should be proud of, and the LGBT community should be proud of."
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    Mar 30, 2010 11:17 AM GMT
    Good for him.
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    Mar 30, 2010 6:06 PM GMT
    lol in my uni (DCU) every male s.u president, vice president and most s.u officers over the past 10 years or so have been gay, for some unknown reason.
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    Mar 30, 2010 6:11 PM GMT
    Congrats! Too bad I didn't get to vote for him despite the constant voting invites on fb.
  • jrs1

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    Mar 30, 2010 6:43 PM GMT
    TheIStrat saidGood for him.

    hooray! this is awesome!
  • jrs1

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    Mar 30, 2010 6:44 PM GMT
    sxydrkhair saidisn't there a gay porn site called "Haze Him" and most of them are University Michigan students pretended to be straight guys? lol

    there is such a site and I've seen quite a few umich boys on there ... and florida state for some odd reason.
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    Mar 30, 2010 6:48 PM GMT
    He's cute as hell too
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    Mar 30, 2010 7:00 PM GMT
    I meet him a couple weeks ago at the bar. Nice, intelligent, guy. Good for him! He should do well for the school.
  • kietkat

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    Mar 30, 2010 7:22 PM GMT
    Eh nobody really gives a shit about the Associated Student Body in college anyways lol.. I should know... served a year as an AS Trustee... *snore*

    We had members that were gay and it was no big deal.