Who we are
The Coalition Against Homophobia is a student-run, student funded organization committed to ending homophobia, biphobia, transphobia, and heterosexism through education, activism, and social events. We are a diverse and dynamic group of individuals who stand united against all oppression, and we also have lots of fun in the process.
Coalition has had a long history of funding speakers, programming discussions, and putting on some of the most popular dances of the year. Everyone is welcome to join regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity because we stand as a coalition united for similar purposes. Please join us if you are lesbian, gay, straight, bisexual, transgender, allied, queer, questioning, asexual, pansexual, polyamorous, etc., etc., etc.! All are welcome.
What we are fighting
Homophobia is discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or perceived sexual orientation. Homophobia can include feelings, words, and actions directed against lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgendered people, their allies, or institutions representing them.
Biphobia is operating under the assumption that individuals are either heterosexual or homosexual, and that individuals who call themselves "bisexual" are either homosexual or heterosexual and don't know it yet.
Transphobia is discrimination on the basis of gender identity or perceived transgression against gendered cultural norms. Transphobia can include feelings, words or actions directed against transgendered, transsexual, intersex, transvestite and gender-queer people or alternative gender expressions. Transphobia is rooted in the assumption that gender is natural and is strictly associated with a born "sex" role. "Transgender" refers to all gender identities lying outside the norms of biological gender binaries regardless of operative transformation status.
Heterosexism is operating under the assumption at everyone is heterosexual. Heterosexism takes place when, for instance, you assume your male friend has sex exclusively with women based on your assumption that since he is a man, he must also desire women.
For more information on homophobia, transphobia, and heterosexism, check out the High Risk Project Society.
What's what on the Coalition website
About Coalition Information about meeting times and locations and a brief history of the club
Campus Life Coalition related resources around campus
Community Coalition related or endorsed resources around the Walla Walla community
Events and Speakers Find out about the exciting events and speakers that Coalition has sponsored or co-sponsored
Contact us! Contact a number of people affiliated with Coalition, from the students in charge to alumi and staff-members
Links A repository of LGBTQ resources on the web