Shippensburg University united as “One Campus, Many Cultures” at Diversity Week 2020. The weeklong celebration kicked off by recognizing Gender and Sexuality Diversity.
On Sunday, nearly 100 people gathered at the Hockey Rink to celebrate National Coming Out Day. Sophomore Jarel Wilson, sophomore Chantè Robison, and junior Tyler Hill, members of the Free To Be Me And You group with Multicultural Student Affairs, shared their stories at the socially-distanced event. Wilson bravely spoke about his femininity and the fear of not being accepted by the world. Robison described her struggles with acceptance in a narrative about her masculinity. Hill shared a meaningful piece stating, “LGBTQ+ rights are human rights. Who you choose to love is your human right. Who you make love to is your human right. Who you are friends or associated with is your human right. To live your truth is your human right.”