As a lesbian student living in the University of Iowa's Burge Hall last school year, Lindsey Lachanski was intimidated.
Six girls on her floor started harassing her because of her sexual orientation, blocking her way in the hallway, calling insults, and one night their boyfriends yelled insults and pounded on her closed bedroom door.
"I honestly have never been so scared. I felt physically afraid," said Lachanski, now 22 and a UI senior living off campus.
Lachanski found support from the campus Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Resource Center. Soon, security cameras were installed in the hallways, and there was a mandatory floor meeting with a LGBT panel. Lachanski calls it an isolated incident and her only problem on what she considers an "accepting" UI campus.
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