As more universities are being exposed for pushing “woke” ideologies on students, Texas A&M University offers an abundance of resources for their LGBTQ students.
The university’s LGBTQ+ Pride Center offers multiple student resources, including a “Q-Closet” and numerous scholarships tailored to students who identify as LGBTQ.
The Q-Closet allows students to donate clothes, which are then given to gender-confused students. The center says they mainly need items such as makeup, bras, and new undergarments, but they also accept dresses and various other articles of clothing.
The Pride Center also promotes “Aggie Allies,” where students, faculty, and staff can attend workshops to learn how to advocate and provide a “safe haven” for gender-confused students.
The university also offers multiple scholarships for students who identify as LGBTQ or consider themselves advocates. The Brian Allen ‘90 Scholarship, for example, offers four recipients $1,000 each for the academic year if they have “demonstrated support for the LGBTQ+ community.” In order to receive the scholarship, students must show their support through extracurricular activities, leadership positions, and volunteering or advocacy for the LGBTQ community.
The university’s health center also says it provides “transgender care.” Their website does not describe the services included in that care, and the center did not respond to Texas Scorecard’s inquiry for additional information. In the patient portal, however, students are asked to update their gender identity. The options are: male, female, genderqueer, gender-nonconforming, two spirit, agender, and questioning.
Brady Gray, president of Texas Family Project, says taxpayers should not be paying for these resources.
“Taxpayer-funded public institutions should not promote these corrupting ideologies,” said Gray. “The Texas Legislature should take up this issue in the next session and ensure that any and all of these programs and centers are defunded.”
Similar LGBT centers have been found on other public university campuses, including the University of Texas at Austin and the University of North Texas.