By: Shawna Weber 

University of Florida’s (UF) Housing and Residence Life has opened a segregated dormitory for LGBTQ+ students, according to a tip received through Young America’s Foundation’s Campus Bias Tip Line

The Lavender Living Learning Community building, located in the Springs Residential Complex, is a “gender inclusive” community and claims to be a “welcoming environment to explore the intersectionalities, complexities, and the history of the LGBTQ+ community.”

Along with the option to stay in this particular dorm, students are encouraged  to partake in the “Be a Social Justice Advocate” course held by the university. The course is created to provide students with information in “social movement organizing, intersectionality, and hashtag activism.” The main objective for the class is for each student to individually answer, “What can we do to create social change and social justice?”  The course instructor, K.L. Broad, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Center for Gender, Sexualities, and Women’s Studies Research. Broad specializes in Social Movements, Sexuality, Intersections (Race/Class/Gender/Sexuality Studies), Qualitative and Feminist Methodologies. Additionally, Broad won “Outstanding Faculty Member” in the LGBT Community Impact Award. 

The Lavender Living Learning Community building is sponsored by the UF LGBTQ+ Student Engagement, the UF Student Health Care Center, The Center for Gender, Sexualities and Women’s Studies Research, UF GatorWell and the UF Pride Student Union. 

“University of Florida wants to breed a generation of leftist thinkers. You can see these young freshmen going into dorms and looking for friends just to get bombarded with leftism that heavily influences them. These institutions know exactly what they’re doing,” says University of Florida’s YAF Public Relations Vice President, Jackson Rowell. “YAF is fighting back against leftist indoctrination on campus, and is working hard to expose the school’s bias from the top down.” 

Separating students into their own intersectional communities simply segregates students. Time and time again, universities and colleges seem to prioritize their support of “intersectional” students over the needs of all students, and conservative students are discriminated against for their viewpoints. Furthermore, schools continue to push “social justice advocacy”, and even teach students how to become activists, which shows the school’s intent to churn out leftists, not create critical thinkers. At taxpayer-funded institutions, education should be unbiased and bereft of organizations based on sexuality.