In general, colleges are consistently becoming more LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer/Questioning) friendly. Young people are more accepting of different sexual orientations and gender identities, and those attitudes are reflected at a growing number of U.S. colleges.
However, there are still many college campuses that have reputations for not being inclusive or safe for members of the LGBTQ+ community. If it's important to you to be at a school with a vibrant LGBTQ+ community, you should consider looking at specifically LGBTQ-friendly schools.
In this article, we'll do the following:
- Define an LGBTQ-friendly (or LGBTQ-accepting) school
- Explain why you should consider an LGBTQ-friendly college
- Provide lists of LGBTQ-friendly colleges and universities
- Give advice for how to use those lists and do effective research to determine if a school is LGBTQ-friendly