Gay College Student in the South?
April 11, 2010 4:51 PM Subscribe
Am I being dumb in not researching colleges in the south because I'm gay?
posted by anonymous to society & culture (53 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
While researching schools I've kind of decided I don't want to go to schools in the south because I have a preconception that schools, students, and the surrounding communities in that region will be less accepting of gay people. But there are many great schools there and I don't want to limit myself needlessly.
I'm currently closeted, which makes this kind of tricky to talk about with guidance counselors, parents, etc.
So, AskMe, are my preconceptions incorrect? Or will I likely have a better time going to a more liberal school elsewhere?
(Note: I'm not trying to bash the south, I just want to make the most informed decision about college that I can, so please correct me if I'm wrong)