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It’s about love

Maggie Waickman; Mia Lillis; Lauren Morisseau; Tom Lienhoop; Karl Abad | Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Judging from the last week and a half of Viewpoint publications, Notre Dame students have a lot to say about marriage equality. For it, against it, or somewhere in between, Our Lady’s campus holds a diversity of opinions on legalizing marriage equality.
This week, the Core Council for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning students invites you to set aside the politics – and the division – surrounding marriage equality. We invite you, regardless of your opinions on marriage equality, to participate in StaND Against Hate Week. Core Council presents a week of programming which aims to show acts of hatred, especially acts of hatred expressed to the LGBTQ community, have no place in our community. This week isn’t about politics. It’s about love.
Tonight, Core Council and Campus Ministry together are holding a prayer service at 8:30 p.m. We invite you to join us and unite in prayer with the Notre Dame family.
Tonight, we will be praying for those in the LGBTQ community who suffer hatred and persecution because of their identity.
We will be praying for those individuals still in the closet – those afraid to confront and speak openly about their sexuality or gender identity.
We will be praying for those individuals who are in the process of coming out to their families.
We will be praying for these families, who hold a son, daughter, sister, brother, father, mother or other family member who is in the process of coming out.
We will be praying we, as a community, can create a safe space for those who identify as LGBTQ.
We will be praying our community continues to grow into a family where none are strangers and all may flourish.
Whether or not you support legalizing marriage equality – whether or not you were a member of the 4 to 5 Movement – whether or not you, or someone close to you, identifies as LGBTQ – whether or not you know an individual who identifies as LGBTQ – join us in prayer tonight.
8:30 p.m. The Grotto (or, if it rains, St. Ed’s chapel). Take a StaND Against Hate. It’s about love.
Love,
The Students of the Core Council for LGBTQ Students.

Maggie Waickman
sophomore
Howard Hall

Mia Lillis
junior
Cavanaugh Hall

Lauren Morisseau
sophomore
Breen-Phillips Hall

Tom Lienhoop
junior
Dillon Hall

Karl Abad
senior
St. Edward’s  Hall
April 16