Purdue Becomes More Inclusive of LGBTQ Community

Left to right: Aiden Powell, a graduate student and part of Purdue's trans* community, Lowell Kane, and Gail Walenga, Director of Purdue's student Health Center.

Left to right: Aiden Powell, a graduate student and part of Purdue’s trans* community, Lowell Kane, and Gail Walenga, Director of Purdue’s student Health Center.

The Exponent ran a front page article in its Friday edition on Purdue’s new inclusion of hormone therapy in its health care benefits. PGSG pased the bill that approved the change that will certainly affect Purdue’s trans* community. This change puts Purdue in a rather elite position among other U.S. universities.

Lowell Kane, the Director of Purdue’s LGBTQ Center, stated “I’m very excited that Purdue is being elevated amongst our peer institutions as not only having an inclusive nondiscrimination policy – a claim that only 6 percent of universities in the nation can make – but also taking the next step of putting policy into practice with the coverage of hormone therapy – which only approximately two dozen campuses nationwide can say.”

Read the whole article from The Exponent here.

 

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