Students at John Carroll University took to center court shortly before a basketball game touting posters and rainbow flags in protest of the university’s refusal to include LGBT students in the non-discrimination policy. JCU is a small Jesuit university located in University Heights, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland.
“We the students, faculty and alumni of John Carroll University choose to voice our support for those the university leaves without protection,” was stated next to the video of the protest.
Police officers urged picketers to move, as the band played on through “Hot Stuff.” Eventually the basketball teams warmed up around the sit-in, as protesters were removed from the chaotic scene of dumbfounded athletes, administrators, coaches and fans.
“We expect better of John Carroll University. We demand better. We are a gentle, angry people and we are singing, singing for our lives,” was stated next to the video of the protest.
Via Queers United.