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Western Carolinian announcement for Lavender Bridges

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  • This September 4, 1986 myth and reality format announcement counters the myth that "Gays are maladjusted individuals." This clipping from the Western Carolinian was in the Classifieds section and sponsored by Lavender Bridges. Lavender Bridges, an anonymously founded student organization open to all individuals, aimed to promote awareness of lesbian and gay lifestyle, provide lesbian and gay resources, and increase communication with all students and community members. The first organizational meeting took place October 10, 1985 and was officially recognized by the office of Student Development on December 13, 1985. The last mention of the group appeared in the October 10, 1991 issue of the Western Carolinian.
  • MYTH : Gay men are maladjusted individuals. REALITY: Lesbians and Gay men are generally a healthy, well adapted and happy group of individuals. They lead successful and prosperous lives, are found in most professions and have made many valuable contributions to society. For additional information on Gay Lifestyle or to schedule a presentation contact: Lavender Bridges/PO Box 2646/Cullowhee, nc 28723 Lavender Bridges is a self-funded student organization open to Lesbians and Gay men and their families, friends and supporters.