Queer at Patrick Henry College


Queer at Patrick Henry College

Stories and commentary on what it was like to be queer at Patrick Henry College.

Patrick Henry College Chancellor Michael Farris Threatens to Sue QueerPHC

Update, Dec. 3, 5:55 p.m.:  Michael Farris withdraws his threat to sue QueerPHC. Original post:  Over the weekend, we received this message on our Facebook page: For those who can't load the screenshot jpeg above, the message is from Michael... Continue Reading →

Gandalf Endorses Marriage Equality

Update: Stephen Colbert interviewed Sir Ian McKellen on Monday, and it was just too funny not to share. Go watch it.  "You know we're making a sequel. In Middle Earth. Ah, perhaps I shouldn't say. [Looks over his shoulder.] It's going... Continue Reading →

Like Queer Patrick Henry College on Facebook

First, a big welcome to our new readers. We had quite a spike in traffic yesterday. If you'd like to learn more about Queer PHC, please check out the About, Contributor, and FAQ tabs at the top of the page.... Continue Reading →

Bishop Gene Robinson Reaches Out to Closeted PHC Students

Episcopal Bishop Gene Robinson, of the Diocese of New Hampshire, recently visited the Center for American Progress in Washington, D.C., where he spoke with former congressman Pat Murphy about Robinson's new book, God Believes in Love. Robinson spoke with Queer... Continue Reading →

The Rainbow Feelings Playlist

I survived Patrick Henry College with a pastel iPod shuffle and a pair of earbuds that I rescued from the lost and found bin, after waiting the requisite week to make sure no one else wanted them. Was that one... Continue Reading →

Patrick Henry College Herald Tackles Homosexuality

The Patrick Henry College Herald, a student-run publication, recently published this article on out friends and family members of current students [PDF], which also features the story of a current student who describes her former relationship with a woman. It's worth... Continue Reading →

Our Criticism of Your Bigotry Does Not Count as Oppression

Tell me if you've heard this one before. A straight person or a white person or an able-bodied person or a cisgender person or a man says that gay people or people of color or disabled people or trans* people... Continue Reading →

LGBT History Month: Day 11 Ramon Cortines

Day eleven of LGBT History Month, which is also National Coming Out Day, features Ramon Cortines, a nationally respected educator. From his bio at the LGBT History Month website: “Success is knowing who you are. If you don’t like yourself, change.” Ramon Cortines... Continue Reading →

LGBT History Month: Day 9 Chris Colfer

Day nine of LGBT History Month features Chris Colfer, one of the first openly gay teen actors to portray an out character on primetime television. From his bio at the LGBT History Month website: “I’ve tried being other people and myself suits... Continue Reading →

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