Toccoa Falls College
Natalie Carter is a pseudonym for a student at Toccoa Falls College. She expects to graduate in July 2021. She is a queer woman.
Toccoa Falls College’s student handbook outlines rules of behavior for students and includes several specific anti-LGBTQ+ policies, including regulation of romantic and sexual relationships between people of the same sex and the prohibition of being transgender.
“I do not feel safe coming out on campus and I do not feel safe coming out on social media because I am afraid of other students at the school outing me or the school finding out about my sexual orientation on its own,” she said. “The result would be that I would get thrown out.”
Natalie is raising her voice to protect all LGBTQ+ students at Toccoa Falls College and religiously affiliated colleges across the country.
At many religious schools, colleges, and universities, LGBTQIA+ and other marginalized students suffer discrimination, abuse, isolation, and hardship. If this describes you, you are not alone. We are in this together.
REAP fights for the safety, bodily autonomy, justice, and human rights of LGBTQIA+ and other communities marginalized at many predominantly white, taxpayer-funded religious schools and colleges. Using campus organizing, storytelling through podcasting, documentary film, and speaking and preaching on campuses throughout the country, REAP empowers students, faculty, staff and alumni at these institutions to advocate for human rights, while shining a light on the dangers and abuses of a major educational pipeline of white Christian Supremacy.