Jennifer Braly, a transgender woman, has given over thirty lectures in psychology classes at University of Arkansas Fort Smith about gender identity disorders. On Wednesday, April 18, my professor announced to her classes that Jennifer would be a guest speaker to our class on Friday. One bigoted man threw what can only be called a fit, disrupting the class.
On Friday, as we were about to begin class, Dr. Rimme, the Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences came into our class, telling us Jennifer would not be allowed to speak to us in a classroom setting. He would not give a reason nor tell us who had made the decision. We moved to the student lounge, where the same fit-throwing man appeared, growing increasingly obnoxious & rude, even saying things like, “allowing these homos to speak is encouraging their behavior” and calling Jennifer every name in the book. Several staff members walked by, none of them stopping his behavior.
Jennifer also told us about some things UAFS has done to her. She is not allowed to have a roommate in the dorms. She is not allowed to use the female or male restrooms, being restricted to the gender neutral bathrooms only. Many fellow students & myself are outraged at the way Jennifer has been treated. If you feel the same way, call UAFS at 479-788-7431 and ask for Dr. Rinne or email him at email@example.com. Let him know this will not go unnoticed!