Tom DeWolf and Sharon Morgan arrive at Richmond, Va., their last stop on a road trip through 21 states spanning 6,000 miles. Outside the Manchester Docks on the James River, DeWolf wants to show Morgan the Slave Trail, which he saw two years earlier with colleagues from Coming to the Table.
In 2007, Fairfield was ranked 19th out of 20 colleges and universities in the U.S. as one of the most LGBTQ-unfriendly campuses, according to the Princeton Review. Fairfield is no longer on that list.
Apart from the common controversial conversation of homosexuality and religion, LGBTQ history month’s key note speaker advocated to students to talk about the subjects in dialogue, not in debate. On Oct. 10, the eve of National Coming Out Day, Fairfield’s gay advocacy club, Alliance, hosted famed author and self proclaimed “faitheist” Chris Stedman, who spoke on his lifelong struggles.