TO THE EDITOR:
“We are not a sex club. We are not having orgies at our meetings.”
This defense was issued following a controversial decision by the UNC Student Congress during the Summer 1991 when most students were not on campus.
Citing North Carolina’s infamous “crimes against nature” law, then Student Congress Speaker Tim Moore sponsored legislation to end funding for the Carolina Gay and Lesbian Alliance.
In his own words during an interview with Black Inc., “There’s a clause which spells out that the Student Congress will not fund programs that are inconsistent with rules and regulations of the University and or the laws from the state of North Carolina.” When asked if he planned to target other minority groups on campus Moore responded, “A lot of folks don’t see the CGLA as a minority group, they see it as a group based on a chosen lifestyle. And aside from the question of legality it’s just improper to fund a group based on sexual life-style.”