By Michael O’Malley
The word “spectrum” may have a few different meanings to you, but during the month of October, students and faculty were paying attention to SPECTRUM, St. Bonaventure University’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and asexual alliance.
SPECTRUM promotes acceptance of all LGBT+ individuals and raises awareness of issues facing LGBT+ individuals, the group is part of St. Bonaventure’s Damietta Center and Pride Center, an association of gay-straight alliances in Western New York.
Additionally, SPECTRUM provides peer support to LGBT+ students and has organized and participated in “Day of Silence” and “Coming Out Week” events, open forums and discussions about current events. SPECTRUM hosts various events throughout the school year to educate the campus community about LGBT+ topics such as coming out, community acceptance and health and wellness concerns.