No singular event triggered increased activism on the part of LGBSA in the early 1990s.
More recently, two events served to increase political organizing by lesbian, gay, and bisexual students, who by the early 1990s had changed their organizational name to LGBSA. The first event took place in 1989 and involved a computer-generated message created by a Penn State student which offered a rationale for "killing homosexuals." The second key event was a comment by the head coach of the women's basketball team, who told a national newspaper that she would not permit homosexuals on the team.
Homophobic actions during the late 1980s and early 1990s helped to galvanize not only LGBSA, but also lesbian, gay, and bisexual faculty and staff, as well as their allies.
They're basically trying to convince themselves that it's ok." He does not agree with most of the politics of the Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Student Alliance (LGBSA) and other queer students: "I think a lot of people get upset and put off by the symbols, the newspaper articles.
The subculture exists to a large degree through the social and political organizing of the male members of LGBSA (female members of LGBSA organize as well, but like the males they tend to focus on the needs of their own gender).