The Morehouse College Maroon Tiger Newspaper today profiles members of the DuBois Dance Team, a group of four openly gay Morehouse students who attracted attention and controversy throughout the AUC in January for their performance during a Mr. Freshman pageant held at Spelman College.
Like previous male dance groups, the dance collective formerly known as the ‘DuBois Divas’ began as joke among the residents of the W.E.B. DuBois International House. But since their performance and mixed reaction from the Morehouse community, Seanba Anderson, Jaylin Cureton, Talon Harston and Keylen Lyon now seek recognition as an official campus organization, with a goal of increasing sexual and gender tolerance among all students. From the Maroon Tiger:
Each freshmen class that comes into Morehouse tends to be more open-minded about sexuality than their predecessors. The DuBois Divas want the dance team to be sustainable, and hope to become an organization that is respected and accepted by the Office of Student Life. They even changed their name from DuBois Divas to DuBois Dance Team. The Divas want a legacy so that Morehouse Class of 2020 can be a part of it, even in the wake of traditional stroll teams.
“I want future LGBT students that are coming into Morehouse to see what we’ve done and know that it is OK to live in your truth, know that it is OK to be who you are,” Cureton said.