President James C. Mabry
President Mabry & MCC Students
President Mabry - Commencement 2015
President Mabry at the 2015 PTK Induction Ceremony

A Statement to the MCC Community

Thursday June 25, 2020

MCC Community:

The month of June is Pride month, dedicated to recognizing the broad impact that the LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer) community continues to have. At Middlesex Community College, we strive to foster safe, inclusive LGBTQ+-friendly learning and working environments.

This June 28th marks the 51st anniversary of the historic Stonewall Uprising in Greenwich Village in NYC. What began as a protest against police brutality became a movement for gay rights and a catalyst for an ongoing movement to provide equal rights for the nation's LGBTQ+ community.

Earlier this month, the United States Supreme Court upheld Federal civil rights law that confirmed protection from discrimination on the basis of a person's sex for millions of gay, lesbian, queer, bisexual, and transgender individuals across the country. This landmark ruling is another step towards preserving equity for all citizens regardless of their sexual orientation and transgender status.

As president of Middlesex Community College, I am honored to be part of a diverse community of learners, faculty and staff. Our strength comes from the many perspectives, experiences and identities that make up our community.

Part of the MCC mission is to advocate — and create an atmosphere of support — for all members of our learning community, no matter their sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Through collaboration between the Dean of Students Office and the Office of Human Resources, the college has developed resources, safe spaces and opportunities for our LGBTQ+ community and campus allies to connect, learn and support each other.

Our unique journeys and experiences are what makes MCC such a special place to learn and grow. I, along with college leadership, am committed to continuing to foster and develop specific opportunities and connections for our LGBTQ+ population and allies, making MCC a welcoming and thriving learning and working community for all.

James C. Mabry
President, Middlesex Community College

 

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