University of Kentucky Asks LGB Students “If it were possible, would you choose to be straight?”
According to the website Campus Reform, students at the University of Kentucky were asked to take a survey by University Health Services to get input on health care services for students.” If they completed the survey, students were entered into a drawing for a $5.00 gift card.
The survey begins with typical questions like what the average wait time students experienced while at the center, But then the survey got personal and disturbing by asking about religion and and (LGB) sexual preferences.
The students who claimed to be heterosexual were given questions to answer such as ‘Do you believe Homosexuality is a sin,” “and “Is Homosexuality a mental illness.” Even more disturbing LGB students were presented with a unique list of statements to agree or disagree with including the question: “If it were possible, I would choose to be straight.”
Jay Blanton, a spokesperson for the university, told Campus Reform that the survey was classified and sent to students by university employees.. “Yes, this survey was distributed to students by our University Health Service who enrolled this semester,” he said. “The intent of the survey was to understand better the utilization of university health services on the part LGBT students.”
Back2Stonewall.com tried to contact Mr. Blanton and find out how a question like “If it were possible, I would choose to be straight.” could help university health services on the UK campus.