The Vermont Connection


Several student development theories directly address the experiences of lesbian, gay, and bisexual students, the Cass model being the most well-known. However, most of these models assume that involvement and integration in the larger gay community is vital to the development of the gay individual. This article explores the flaws in such assumptions through the experiences of one gay man who has not found a home in the gay community and how we, as student affairs professionals, can be of support to similar students.