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LGBT College Fair Attracts Schools, Students

35 schools, 75 prospective students show up



    LGBT College Fair Attracts Schools, Students
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    Colleges want to make LGBT students feel welcome in their classrooms.

    Dozens of schools -- from Big 10 universities to small liberal arts colleges -- showed up for a college fair aimed at Chicago's LGBT youth.

    The event was held Saturday at the Center on Halsted, in the Lake View neighborhood, the Sun-Times reported.

    The fair gave students, like transgender high school student Alex Sennello, a safe place to ask questions about the college experience.

    About 75 students showed up, along with 35 schools. College representatives like Chuck Erickson, of Lawrence University, told the Sun-Times they wanted to make students feel safe and welcome.

    The national not-for-profit group Campus Pride sponsored the event. Click here for more information, and a list of colleges that have taken part in this and similar events.