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Columbia Spectator Staff

This week, in light of the recent suicides caused by homophobic bullying, Opinion is discussing homophobia at Columbia and how it affects students of all sexual orientations. Sean Udell writes about subtler forms of homophobic violence. Minori Takahashi urges students both to learn and to educate others about LGBT concerns. Joy Harrison speaks about reconciling her Christian faith with her tolerance for homosexuality. And Avi Edelman emphasizes the importance of maintaining a safe space at Columbia.

• How we can be the very bullies we speak out against • Actively seeking diversity • Bridging the gap between queers and Christians • Protecting the bubble

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