May 2, 2011

Anonymous Posts (4.25.11-5.2.11)

Every week, we collect anonymous entries sent in using the link on our sidebar and post them all on Monday. We post anything as long as it doesn't contain personal attacks, hate speech, or express or insinuate that one is at risk for hurting themselves or someone else. Please read this for an explanation of this policy and seek help if your or a friend find yourself in that position. With those exceptions aside, please feel free to submit your thoughts and questions. :)

LDOC came and went, and was rather anticlimactic for me. But you know, the whole not having class anymore thing is sort of cool. Not to mention, I have a feeling that END OF THE SEMESTER BRUNCH AT THE CENTER (TODAY! 11am-1pm!) will be less of a disappointment.

Oh, and Glee was also not disappointing this week. I don't actually watch the show--I think I've only ever seen one full episode (gasp). But, I am a Gaga fan, so I made sure to watch their rendition of Born This Way. I just love that song. And Janie's Lav Grad mash up, "Cause baby, you were born...or socially constructed!...this way."

Also! Durham Queer Women's History Trivia: 10 points to anyone who can tell me what TALF stands for. [Full disclosure: I had a hand in creating the website to which that link takes you.]

A good friend of mine goes to Villanova, a Catholic University in Pennsylvania. Over the past three years, she's worked to develop a strong gay community and support system at Villanova and has become a campus leader in more ways than one. Her most recent project was It Gets Better: Villanova, a video inspired by the national It Gets Better Project. She and a co-director worked for months to get this video together, and I couldn't be more proud of her. The video is beautiful, and resonates especially with those struggling to reconcile their sexuality/gender expression with their faith. Please check out the video (it's long, but absolutely worth it) and spread the word!

Please remember that there are a number of resources available on campus and in the local community. If you or a friend are experiencing thoughts or urges to harm yourself or somebody else, please reach out to the following resources: In an emergency, please don't hesitate to call CAPS at any time, including "after hours" at (919) 966-3820. Ask to speak to the advice nurse and tell them you are a Duke student. You may also call the Trevor Project, a national hotline specifically for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer and questioning youth (college students included). Their number is 866-4-U-TREVOR (866-488-7386).


  1. Great video. Love the women representation!

  2. I'm kind of really in love with the end of this video!
    (and YES! The women really did a fine job of showing out for this video.)

  3. So good. I love the quote at the end. For those of you that don't make it the full 24 minutes (though you should) it says this:

    To each and everyone out there who feels like giving up, who feels that the voices of those who torment you can never be silenced...
    know this...
    The haterid and intolerance in their hearts will never speak louder than the love in ours.