Issues in Progress
President's Commission on Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual Concerns
At its Jan. 13 meeting, the Commission discussed possibilities for a keynote
speaker at the annual Pride Banquet scheduled for Monday, March 3.
Saralyn Chesnut, director of the Office of Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual Life, suggested
Robin Shahar, an Emory law school graduate who for the past several years
has been pursuing a lawsuit against Georgia Attorney General Michael Bowers.
Just prior to her graduation from law school, Shahar was initially offered
a job in Bowers' office. When Bowers learned that Shahar was planning to
marry her female partner, he withdrew the job offer, prompting Shahar to
Commission Co-chair Kevin Gele said the Pride Banquet Committee will contact
Shahar about her availability to speak. If Shahar is not available, the
committee will consider other local speakers.
Gele said that President Bill Chace has agreed to attend the banquet to
present the Commission's undergraduate and graduate/professional student
The Commission also discussed the nominating process for new members who
will begin their terms next fall. Faculty, staff, administrators, students
and alumni interested in serving should contact Gele at 727-5910 or e-mail
him at <email@example.com>.
Gele also reported that the Commission's series of community coffeehouses
begun last fall is going well. The next coffeehouse is scheduled for Thursday,
Jan. 23, from 4:30-6 p.m. at the Connally House.
The next Commission meeting is scheduled for Monday, Feb. 10, at 4 p.m.
in the Administration Building boardroom.
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