Victory for students: LGBTQ+ resource center reopens at Missouri University

After a swift and vigorous student-led campaign, the LGBTQ+ resource center at Southeast Missouri State University (SEMO) will reopen and stay open, overturning an earlier decision by the university administration to close the facility due to staffing shortages and low student usage.

The outcry was led by Peyton Redinger, president of the SEMO Pride organization, who was frustrated by the lack of clear communication from the university regarding the center’s closure, Southeast Missouri CBS affiliate KFVS reports.

Reflecting on the victory, Redinger found solace in knowing the university heeds student concerns.

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