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FAMU Adds Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity to Its Nondiscrimination Policy

Post submitted by David McCabe, Contributing Writer

Florida A&M University (FAMU), the largest historically black college or university in the country, has added sexual orientation and gender identity to its nondiscrimination policy. The university's board of trustees approved the policy change unanimously.

In 2011, gay FAMU student Robert Champion was killed in a hazing incident while traveling with the school's famed marching band. His death was followed by the formation of a committee comprised of FAMU community members that ultimately pushed for the policy change.

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