William & Mary GALA
The College of William and Mary Gay and Lesbian Alumni/ae was organized in 1986 by College alumnus Steve Snell '66, the organization's first president. The group has worked with and offered financial and leadership support to campus student organizations such as the Lambda Alliance (formerly Lesbian and Gay Student Union), the Gay Student Support Group and Alternatives. In 1990 GALA successfully campaigned to have "sexual orientation" added to the College's non-discrimination policy, and in 1991 joined the fight to have anti-homosexual language removed from the Virginia Alcoholic Beverages Control Board's liquor license code. The mission of GALA is to advocate for and provide education to straight, gay and lesbian students and alumni through, according to their mission statement, "fundraising and direct participation support for alumni/ae through networking, social community and Homecoming events."
William & Mary GALA (Gay and Lesbian Alumni/ae), Inc. in the SCRC database.
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