Originally invisible, the LGBTQ+ community is coming out of the closet at Pepperdine. LGBTQ+ members emerge at the University and continue to make strides for visibility and equality.
Juan Carlos Hugues
Photo courtesy of Juan Carlos Hugues As a high school student, Juan Carlos Hugues was at war with his identities. Hugues now proudly identifies as gay, Latinx and Christian, specifically Church of Christ. Hugues, a senior psychology and religion major, served as president during the 2019-2020 academic year for Crossroads — now called Crossroads Gender […]
Juan Hugues won Pepperdine’s Latino/a/x Student Alliance “Speak your Heritage” essay competition with this essay.
Recent events at the Freedom Wall open up a larger conversation about how Pepperdine interacts with its LGBTQ+ students.
SGA passed senior Sen. Daniel Iturri’s resolution, which aims to make the LGBTQ+ community feel more welcome at Pepperdine.
Don’t expect to see any new food options added to campus any time soon.
For some people of faith, social justice work is a form of living out religious values and moral themes.