New Club Promotes Acceptance

Erin Everett, Julie Christensen, Lisha Terre, and Cynthia Bachhuber pose with the Globe University banner before the parade.

A new club formed at the Madison East campus in early August and has been busy ever since.  G.L.O.  (Gay Lesbian Organization) was formed to promote acceptance of all people and to discourage bullying.  G.L.O. has had just one official meeting, but they have already organized a bake sale fundraiser and participated in their first community parade. 

On Sunday, August 21st G.L.O. members showed their spirit while they walked in the Madison Pride Parade on State Street.   Nineteen students, staff, faculty and family members joined hundreds of parade participants as they marched in solidarity for equal rights. 

Nellie, the designated Mascot for the day, was the hit of the parade.

While the group waited for the parade to start, they were joined by Mayor Soglin.  He was attracted to G.L.O.’s mascot for the day, a Chinese Crested named Nellie who was all dolled up with brightly colored hair and a rainbow tutu.  Mayor Soglin ate his lunch with the Madison East group and learned about the programs Globe offers while discussing ways the college and the City of Madison can collarborate.

“I was so proud that our students and staff could come together like this,” said club advisor Lisha Terre, “and show the Madison community that Globe University is a school that promotes diversity and is accepting of all people.”