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American University to host ‘Safe Space Pool Party’

Event designed for LGBT students

American University will soon hold its inaugural “Safe Space Pool Party” designed specifically for members of LGBT community at the school.

The event is co-hosted by American University’s own Recreational Sports and Fitness Center, as well as by the school’s Center for Diversity and Inclusion, according to a tweet sent out by the school’s recreation center.

“Come celebrate the beauty, diversity, and resilience of the LGBT+ community here at American University with RecFit and the CDI. We hope you can join us for friends, snacks, and a movie,” the event’s Facebook page also states.

Its description then goes on to issue something of warning to non-LGBT individuals.

“Non-LGBT+ friends and allies are welcome to attend, but please keep in mind that this space is first and foremost intended for the LGBT+ community. Anyone who chooses to disrupt this space will be removed,” it states.

The event is scheduled for March 31 at the private, Washington D.C.-based school.

When asked for comment on what specifically makes the pool party a “safe space,” Diane Berkey, facility coordinator, Lauren Kline with Wellness & Special Events, and Christopher Nasti, assistant director for the recreation center, did not reply to The College Fix. 

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