MEDFORD, Ore. — Bullying is something Rogue Community College will not tolerate on campus and will not condone in the community. The college hosted an event Thursday night to discuss the best ways to handle bullying and harassment of LGBT individuals.
Many students, staff, and community members filled the seats to participate in the discussion and support members of the gay community. The organizations and staff hosting the event, hopes to shed light on a problem that students in southern Oregon face everyday.
“These events are so important because they teach everybody how to be tolerant and how to accept differences and the more you talk about it the more comfortable it becomes,” said Colleen Taylor, who attended the event.
The main goal of the workshop was to help people deal with this type of harassment, and give them the proper tools to handle it or to intervene.