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I hope that you've enjoyed our weekend content. (Weekend Content!? Weekend Content.) We're now open for business seven days a week--so be sure to check in on Saturdays and Sundays to see what our awesome writers have prepared for you. Since last Monday, we've also welcomed three (THREE!) new bloggers--be sure to check out our first ever grad student, Kate; the "clandestinely queer" Sara; and 2015er/first year, Mary Claire. [Oh, hey women!]
Cool stuff around the web: the girl scouts (the girl scouts!!) are welcoming a seven year old transgirl, after the troop leader originally turned her away. Gareth Thomas, the first ever openly gay male rugby player is retiring...but in the wake of his announcement, another player--the team captain (the team captain!)--has openly come out.
WLW is hosting a movie night on Tuesday; Blue Devils United (the masterminds of The Best Blog Ever) meets Wednesday at 5:30 in the LGBT Center; and next Sunday there is a performance at the coffee house (info tba).
And not specifically LGBTQ--but still freakin' cool--Duke Women's Soccer won the ACC Regular Season Championship (for the first time since 1994!), and is in the semi-finals of the post season ACC Tourney now!! [There is, however, an interesting, recent conversation about women's soccer/LGBTQ issues and Hope Solo vs. Abby Wambach here]
Oh, and Happy Halloween!
I don't understand...why....?
This probably sounds like a really weird question...but how does one go about getting plugged in to the gay community here? I feel like it would be awkward to just randomly show up at Fab Friday's or something like that because there's bound to be friend groups already formed. I feel like it would be different if I had a group of friends to join with me, but let's face it... I'm the only gay girl in the group.
shameless plug-- the Obama campaign is launching its Youth Vote program this week, and we're having a kick off event at Duke--Wednesday at 6:30 in a common room in Few (FF 301). Everyone should come! ♥ Chris
Please remember that there are a number of resources available on campus and in the local community. These resources are available over breaks and throughout the school year. 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).