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    NEIU students protest homophobia


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     Mike Lackovich, an LGBT activist and a Northeastern Illinois University student, sent photos and videos from the ongoing protests over the school’s refusal to rename Lech Walesa Hall following anti-gay comments the former Poland president made last year. While the group of 30 students and teachers were protesting Thursday, Lackovich says members of the Board of Trustees walked past or through the demonstration. Read the school’s response in the original story.
    - zdan, CNN iReport producer

    Two protests happened on the main campus on Northeastern Illinois University over the homophobic Lech Walesa name on a campus building.


    For over a year, students and staff have been trying to communicate with the NEIU President Sharon Hahs and the Board of Trustees to remove the name after Lech Walesa's homophobic bigoted comments last spring.


    When served with petitions and direction communication failed with the Board and Hahs, students finally had enough.


    These are the first of many more protests until the name is removed from the building. An open sore on the NEIU name and reputation.


    More videos can be seen. http://youtu.be/PC22VCk_GwU

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