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Grad creates Web site for LGBT alumni

Drake graduate Drew Gulley, AS’05, recently created a Web site designed to engage Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered Drake alumni through dialogue and quality programming, while fostering support for Drake and its current LGBT students.

Gulley, a former Drake student body president, said the Web site, www.drakeout.org, grew from conversations he started his senior year at Drake. “I wanted to continue the connections that I experienced on campus and build relationships with my fellow LGBT alumni.” He later contacted John August, JO’92, and began pooling a group of interested individuals.

Gulley says DrakeOut organizers will focus on reconnecting with fellow alumni at social events around the country. The group’s first event will be in Manhattan in October 2007; details will be posted on the site.

“Eventually, DrakeOut will work toward funding scholarships for students and hosting major speaking events on campus,” Gulley added.