College of Western Idaho Club Promotes Atmosphere of Love

Seated in one of the most conservative counties in Idaho, the members of CWI’s Queers & Allies club are working to help create a better place to live, work and play for everyone, no matter what their sexual orientation or gender identity.  Formed last fall, the LGBTQIA group at Idaho’s newest community college in Nampa has its work cut out for it.

According to an article in the Idaho Press Tribune, the group’s purpose is to:

“-Provide an atmosphere of love, acceptance and support for all individuals, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.

-Educate ourselves and others about issues surrounding sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression.

-Maintain a positive image of the queer community within the college and city.”

Besides holding regular meetings, members participate in typical club activities as well as help to support various happenings within the larger community.

Currently the group has about 20 active members.

CWI Queers & Allies president Victoria Justin tells the Press-Tribune she formed the organization because she,”wanted to belong to a group similar to Boise State University’s BGLAD (Bisexuals, Gays, Lesbians and Allies for Diversity).”

The group is hoping to gain official CWI student club status sometime this semester.

You can learn more about the organization by going to its Facebook page HERE. 


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