"The objective of SMC’s NOOC campaign is to reinforce the values for which we stand as an institution . . . the values of diversity and inclusivity that leave no room for hate against any member of the college community based on actual or perceived race, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, gender or immigration status, among other things."
NIOS is publishing blogs with the voices of LGBTQ students, teachers and community members weekly starting with the Day of Silence in April through Gay and Lesbian Pride month in June. This is the third blog post in our series. Please share these stories on Facebook and retweet them for everyone to join the powerful movement of equality that crosses all races, religions and nationalities. By Jordan Addison I’m a big fan of being a wallflower. You know the type, there’s one in every crowd. A person who rarely speaks and is content to listen, to have the world ignorant to their existence. Having been bullied my entire life for being perceived as gay, I am very good at being a wallflower.