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College Recruiters in San Diego Today to Attract Gay Students

Recruiters from top-notch universities around the country are in San Diego today hoping to attract gay and lesbian students to their campuses. KPBS reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.

Recruiters from Princeton, Georgetown and Penn State visited U-C San Diego to take part in a college fair called Campus Pride . That group also rates how gay-friendly colleges are.

The recruiters handed out information and talked about how their campus is committed to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.

Kiera Nunez says that information is important to her because she was a target on her high school campus.

Nunez : A lot of people would walk by and do their little slurs. Some would get violent. It's better to go to a school where you don't have to worry about that. You can walk around and not have to watch your back 24-7.    

Organizers of the event say more universities are reaching out to LGBT youth because they’re an untapped pool of prospective students.

Ana Tintocalis, KPBS News.

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