Spectrum is committed to bringing together students of all sexes, genders, religions, ethnicities, races, and sexual orientation to affirm equality between people to work toward the full political and social enfranchisement of LGBTQ individuals. We recognize the need to support and preserve the integrity of human rights for all and to cultivate action and alliances that will exemplify these ideals. Spectrum will work toward these ends by providing social events where all students are welcome and empowering student voices through education outreach, awareness raising, service projects, and direct political action.ΔΛΦ Delta Lambda Phi
In October 2000
Delta Lambda Phi (Beta Beta
Chapter) was the first Gay, Bisexual, and progressive male fraternity at the
University of South Alabama. That did not discriminate on the bases of sexual
orientation. The chapter was started by 5 students at USA and then in 2002
the fraternity was opened to other campus in the Mobile Area as a Multi-campus
fraternity. Continuing till Fall 2005 till a lack of interest in membership
closed the fraternity.
1996 Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual Alliance v. Sessions - Alabama Sodomy Law
Alabama’s sodomy law was struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court on June 26, 2003, as a result of the Court’s decision in Lawrence v. Texas, No. 02-102 (U.S. June 26, 2003). Previously, Alabama’s sodomy law applied to both heterosexual and same-sex partners. ALA. CODE § 13A-6-63 (2001); § 13A-6-64 (2001). Although the sodomy law did not apply to acts by consenting adults in private, homosexual conduct was criminalized under the sexual misconduct law. In the 2002 Alabama Supreme Court case Ex parte H.H., the sodomy law was used by the court to deny a lesbian mother custody of her children -- despite the holding of the intermediate court that the father verbally, emotionally and physically abused the children. In the 1996 landmark case, Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual Alliance v. Sessions, an Alabama college [University of South Alabama] attempted to use the sodomy law to deny funding to a gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender student group [ GLBA ] at a state college [University of South Alabama]. The court held that the law violated the First Amendment. ALA. CODE § 13A-6-65(a)(3) (2001).
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