Wednesday, February 1, 2012
OneWheaton, an organization of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) Wheaton College alumni, is featured in the documentary, "Let Your Light Shine."
A documentary in the works will feature the stories of Wheaton College alumni who felt alone and afraid as students at the evangelical Christian school, and their efforts to support current students who might be dealing with similar feelings. The documentary, "Let Your Light Shine," is about OneWheaton, the organization comprised of LGBTQ Wheaton College alumni and alumni supporters that formed last spring to support LGBTQ students after the college was ranked as one of the country's "least gay-friendly" schools and after a speaker at one of the college's chapel series, "Sexuality and Wholeness," supported gay celibacy. In the documentary members of OneWheaton talk about their experiences as Wheaton College students and the feeling of …
Monday, October 10, 2011
Four Wheaton College alumni share personal accounts of what it was like to struggle with their questions about self-identity at the college where students sign a covenant that condemns homosexual behavior, TribLocal reports.
LGBTQ students, alumni and supporters gather at a church one town over.
A momentous occasion. That’s how one attendee of the OneWheaton Homecoming event in Glen Ellyn described an evening that marked a gathering of Wheaton students, alumni, family and friends who came out to support the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) community at the evangelical college—one town over. As the evening featuring Grammy-nominated Christian music artist and out lesbian Jennifer Knapp as well as OneWheaton panelists unfolded, supporters and the curious trickled in by ones, twos and groups to quickly pack the sanctuary at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Glen Ellyn. During her performance Knapp discussed the acceptance of her sexuality. She said many people told her she was gay before she herself knew she …
Saturday, October 1, 2011
Patch recaps stories from the week.
Here are some of the top stories from the past week, in case you missed them: Former Candidate, Business Owner Not Guilty of Domestic Battery Charges DuPage County Judge Elizabeth Sexton rules Wheaton business owner and former City Council candidate Derek Bromstead 'not guilty' of domestic batter in a bench trial Monday. The case that stemmed from a February incident at his home in Wheaton. Man Shot by Off-Duty Officer Remains Hospitalized, In 'Good Condition' A man who was shot last Saturday in unincorporated Wheaton remains at Central DuPage Hospital and is in good condition, a hospital spokeswoman said Friday. The DuPage County Sheriff's Office is investigating the shooting that occurred Saturday, Sept. 24, after an off-duty police…
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
OneWheaton announces homecoming event and concert in Glen Ellyn next week.
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Wednesday, September 28, 2011
OneWheaton, an organization of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) alumni of Wheaton College, will host its first Homecoming event in Glen Ellyn next Friday, Oct. 7. The event features Grammy-nominated Christian music artist and out lesbian Jennifer Knapp, who will perform a free concert for students at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 393 Main Street, Glen Ellyn. Since April, more than 600 LGBTQ alumni and allies of Wheaton College have voiced their support for gay students, telling them "it gets better." The group became public after members attended "Sexuality and Wholeness," a chapel talk at the college according to OneWheaton Spokeswoman Kristin Winn. CORRECTION: The event is Friday, Oct. 7, not Saturday
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
OneWheaton, an organization comprised of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered alumni of Wheaton College, responds to The Princeton Review's ranking of Wheaton College as the least tolerant college for gays and lesbians.
The Chicago Tribune reported Tuesday that The Princeton Review ranked Wheaton College as the nation's least tolerant college for gays and lesbians. David Soto, college ratings director for The Princeton Review, told the Tribune that the ranking is based on an 80-question survey sent to more than 122,000 students across the nation with topics including social scene, peers, campus and community. The ranking spurred OneWheaton, an organization of gay Wheaton College alumni into action. OneWheaton spokeswoman Kristen Winn wrote in a press release Wednesday that the ranking comes despite a "growing number of the school's alumni who are coming out of the closet and speaking up." The college issued a statement this week responding to the …