June 20, 2011

Anonymous Posts (6.13.11-6.19.11)

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. :)

Shalom, chevrei! [That's "hello, friends" in hebrew]

I've been up here at camp since Monday and staff week is going well. We had a talk with our director about relationships--both for campers and counselors--and I was super impressed that he acknowledged (and was affirming of the fact) that people may be in same sex relationships.

We've had a great week of posts here on the blog, so be sure to check out Jennifer's WOMYN Wednesday post , Veronica's San Francisco reflections , Eric Furst's post on the gay adult entertainment industry and Part I to Cameron's series on the nature vs. nurture debate .

Remember we're still accepting Senior Posts!

Also very exciting: New York is one vote away from legalizing same sex marriage!

Less exciting: we don't have any anonymous posts for this week. :( I hope that means that everyone is having a super wonderful time.

Because I know better than to actually think that nobody in our community is facing any hardships, please remember that there are a number of resources available on campus and in the local community. These resources are available over summer, too! 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).

Until next week,
BDU Blog ♥

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