June 29th, 2022
Elisa Bolton, Ph.D., is the director of the University of New Hampshire (UNH) Psychological & Counseling Services.
In 2018, the Association of American Universities reported that out of 180,000 undergraduate and graduate students surveyed, nearly 17 percent identified as gay, lesbian, bisexual, asexual, queer, or questioning. As the LGBTQIA+ community continues to grow, colleges and universities are taking steps to ensure that their unique needs are met.
Kelsey Moran, Psy.D, coordinator of LBGTQIA+ Counseling Services and Programming at College of the Holy Cross, reported that college chaplains launched an LGBTQ group some 27 years ago and since then, support for other groups, including transgender and non-conforming individuals, has increased. “There is an increased need on campus,” Moran said. “The data suggests that the national average of student...
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