The University of Rhode Island opens a new center Wednesday for Gender and Sexuality. The campus has struggled in the past with incidents of aggression against gay students and faculty. Now, it is the first school to in the country to design and construct a center dedicated to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender programs.
The center will also provide programs for straight students to help them understand what their peers may be facing.
Graduating senior Jessica Brand says as a transgender woman, she welcomes the new resource.