Schools holding separate graduation ceremonies for LGBT students

Schools holding separate graduation ceremonies for LGBT students
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The LGBT community has been fighting a decades-long culture war to be included in the fabrics of American society — and it’s winning.

Yet when it comes to their graduation ceremonies, it seems they’d prefer exclusivity.

More than 100 colleges and universities this spring will be holding separate graduation ceremonies for the LGBTQ population and their allies, according to the Human Rights Campaign (HRC). This includes Georgetown University, Duke University, Harvard University and Boston College, among others.

The graduation ceremony is called the “Lavender Graduation,” signifying “pink triange that gay men were forced to wear in concentration camps and the black triange designating lesbians as political prisoners in Nazi Germany,” according to HRC.

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