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Western Carolinian letter to the editor

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  • This anonymous October 9, 1986 letter to the editor titled "Upset over letter" is in response to Mike Clark's letter to the editor on October 2, also published in the Western Carolinian. Clark, operator of the Cullowhee Quik-Stop, had complained about the Western Carolinian advertising 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.
  • Upset Over Letter Dear Editor: I was really upset with Mr. Clark's letter. Over the past four years I have gotten gas at his store, I washed my clothes at his store, and I bought groceries at his store. But after his letter I will no longer set foot in a store where I am called sick. There are many people who fall into this group and he may be surprised at the number he has insulted. Thank you Western Carolinian for your effort to educate the public. Name withheld by request