Photos and newspaper articles related to anti-gay and lesbian graffiti written on the doors and chalkboards in Dewing Hall in 1986.

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  • 1986 Hate Crime letter from The Index 

    Evans, Sara A.; Mahany, Patrick Joseph; Topolsky, Linda; Torresen, David; Hooft, Mila Visser 't (Kalamazoo College, 1986-06-01)
    This letter from The Index was in response to hate crimes on campus during the 1985-86 school year.
  • Index Special Edition: A Plea for Tolerance 

    Unknown author (Kalamazoo College Index, 1986-06-06)
    The student newspaper issued a special edition titled "A Plea for Tolerance" in response to anti-gay graffiti found in Dewing Hall. The issue includes photos and letters written by students, faculty, and staff denouncing ...
  • "Homosexuality is a Pitfall" graffiti 

    Unknown author (Kalamazoo College, 1986-06-01)
    Graffiti found in Dewing Hall, a classroom building, on June 1, 1986 attacked members of the college's gay community. This particular photo shows graffiti on the door to a women's bathroom that says "Homosexuality is a ...
  • "Go Home Lesbos" graffiti 

    Unknown author (Kalamazoo College, 1986-06-01)
    Kalamazoo College's campus was shocked on June 1, 1986 to find Dewing Hall marked with anti-gay and lesbian graffiti. This image shows "GO HOME f*ckin' LESBOS. I don't believe in this kind of 'verbal' abuse, but it's fun ...
  • "AIDS Is Your Punishment" graffiti 

    Unknown author (Kalamazoo College, 1986-06-01)
    Dewing Hall was vandalized with homophobic graffiti on June 1, 1986. This particular image shows "AIDS is your punishment!" written in chalk on a door. Other words were written above this but were smeared and are illegible. ...
  • "GLSG + WIG = DEATH" graffiti 

    Unknown author (Kalamazoo College Index, 1986-06-01)
    On June 1, 1986 graffiti was found chalked in Dewing Hall. This photograph shows graffiti that read "GLSG + WIG = DEATH!!" The two student groups mentioned were the Gay and Lesbian Support Group (GLSG) and the Women's ...
  • Dewing Vandals Come Forward 

    Overton, Joni (Kalamazoo College Index, 1986-06-27)
    This article from the student newspaper informed the campus that two students who chalked homophobic messages in Dewing Hall came forward to the college administration. Both faced disciplinary action that included apologizing ...