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Berry College finally officially recognizes campus LGBT group

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After years of controversy, Berry College in Rome, Ga., has finally officially recognized LISTEN, a campus group focused on LGBT awareness.

The news came Sept. 13 from Berry President Stephen Briggs, according to Berry's Campus Carrier newspaper.

Briggs notified the campus via email that the group's purpose is "to support and educate in regard to lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender (LGBT) concerns," the Carrier reported.

LISTEN President Rebekah Ingram, a college junior who describes herself as a straight ally, said the group's goal is to offer safety and support for LGBT people at Berry.

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