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WOOO!!! DUKE WOMEN'S SOCCER IS GOING TO THE ELITE EIGHT!!
Now back to your regularly scheduled programming...Dr. G, our faculty blogger, wrote a fantastic post on Saturday.
Sunday was Trans Day of Remembrance. I hope everyone got a chance to check out the posters in the Bryan Center and Perkins over the last week. HuffPo had some good coverage, too.
The sports world is eating up this Penn St. scandal...but not many people know that this isn't the first time Penn St. put winning above ethics and the welfare of the community and its students. This article is a salient reminder about Penn State/Rene Portland's homophobic past.
Finally, in the spirit of Thanksgiving, I'd like to thank all of the writers on our staff, our anonymous post contributors, and our readers like you for making this blog possible and successful! So much BDU Blog <3.
Now, notes from OC!
Janelle Monae (Motown-y, soul type singer) popped up on my iTunes shuffle today and I remembered the blog entry the other day about black queer women in pop culture. This is a quote from her in an interview. (Answering a question about if she dates): "I do. I think that love is very beautiful and it’s an energy that I love having. I do date and I do have someone that I love. Someone that understands me very well and encourages me to be the best person and artist I can be. I couldn’t ask for a better android." So playing the pronoun game, am I right? Or maybe I'm just wishing. But then again, she is pretty cagey about answering sexuality questions... This is her.
Why do straight women gravitate towards flamboyant gay men? I'm openly gay but sometimes I wish I hadn't bothered to come out-- I honestly can't tell you how many times my friends (friends?) have asked me why I can't be more "stereotypical." I don't know if there's a niche for guys like me, and it makes me so goddamn frustrated.
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).