Texas Aggie Conservatives: Gay student group's safe-sex video was pornographic

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by Leigh Frillici / KHOU 11 News

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Posted on May 9, 2011 at 5:34 PM

Updated Monday, May 9 at 5:46 PM

COLLEGE STATION, Texas—A resource center serving gay and lesbian students at Texas A&M was under fire Monday for showing a controversial video on campus.

The video was shown during a one-time sex seminar hosted by the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Resource Center.

Many who went were told they’d be getting information on safe sex practices, but some students said what they got instead were explicit and graphic videos that crossed the line.

It was especially controversial to students who belong to the Texas Aggie Conservatives, like Justin Pulliam.

"We had no idea there would be pornographic videos and new sex acts," Pulliam said.

The Texas Aggie Conservatives sent a student to the seminar, who recorded the event.

"Completely inappropriate to hold such a seminar on the A&M campus – especially from a campus department who offered to fund the entire event through student fee money," Pulliam said.

The university doesn’t deny that student fees and state dollars support the group, but officials said one event shouldn’t undermine all the valuable services the resource center provides for students who might otherwise feel marginalized.

"Given the concerns raised, we’re happy to take a look at it and see," Dr. Anne Reber, Texas A&M Dean of Student Life, said.

If nothing else, the video has stirred up debate.

"I think it’s strange to deny people information that the majority of the campus has," student Ali Krzton said.

"I understand that everyone needs a voice, but money going towards it? I don’t agree," student Morgan Blohm said.

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