This Flier Posted at Cleveland State University Urges LGBT+ Students to Kill Themselves

he line between free speech and speech that incites violence is a fine one. It remains a constant source of debate in the United States. Should colleges give a platform to hate artists like Milo Yiannopolous? Is violent language violent enough to be considered real violence? While universities need to be safe spaces for their students, is silencing those with dissenting opinions antithetical to the notions of exposure and education inherent in academia? These are all questions that came to the forefront of the consciousness when a disturbing poster was found plastered in the halls of Cleveland State University. The anti-LGBTQ+ posters appeared on a bulletin board the same day CSU opened its LGBTQ student center.

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