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Natalie Carter

(she/her)

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.