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'NoH8' photo shoot shows support for the LGBTQ+ community

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Posted: Tuesday, October 6, 2015 9:41 pm

The “NoH8" photo shoot met over 50 smiling faces in ADUC to support the LGBTQ+ community.

ALLYance hosted the photo shoot around noon today for students to celebrate LGBTQ+ History Month. The photo shoot was created based on another campaign that was widely known in the community.

ALLYance decided to start their celebration with the photo shoot because it is a visual representation of the support within the Morehead area.

“This shows students that are a part of the LGBTQ+ community that they are supported. They can see the community around them taking a stand in what they believe in,” said Jasmine Whitlow, advisor of ALLYance. “This can help students have a voice in these issues.”

ALLYance aims to make campus a safe space for students. They hope these events will encourage students to be open with who they are and feel accepted in the community.

“I think it’s really important for our community to have a history month. I think some people, especially younger ones, even that may be a part of the community, may not be aware of the struggles those that came before us faced, and are still facing today,” said Erin Long, an activate member of the LGBTQ+ community and member of ALLYance,

Long added that it’s important to be reminded that the community has been through a lot but “ we survived it all” and that it “often gets overlooked.”

Events like the “NoH8" photo shoot will continue in the future. The organization notices the growing number of students who represent the LGBTQ+ community and plan to continue creating a safe environment for these students.

“It’s just really cool to see so many coming out to support us. Especially with Morehead coming under fire because of Kim Davis and all,” said Long.

ALLYance plans to host more events in October to recognized LGBTQ+ History Month.

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