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DUKE WOMEN'S SOCCER IS IN THE COLLEGE CUP! (That's the equivalent of the "Final Four," for those of you not so familiar with college soccer.) It's a big big deal, only the second time we've ever made it this far and the first time since 1992!! [/DWS Fanaticism]
It may have been Thanksgiving, but like Duke Basketball, BDU BLOG NEVER STOPS. (Hey Nike, can we get a massive sign to proclaim that, please?) We welcomed two new writers, Liz and Denzell, Jenn wrote about the decision to come out to her parents over Thanksgiving (which, according to Facebook, went superbly), Cameron taught us about muggle quidditch, and Megan and Lawrence wrote about being a trans ally and starting testosterone, respectively.
All in all, another good week here on The Blog! Hope your Thanksgivings were just as swell.
The LGBT Center is looking for a new home as a result of the West Union renovation. Student Affairs needs undergraduates' feedback in order to determine both the location and what the new Center will provide for undergrads. By providing feedback, you have a chance to help shape the next ten to twelve years of LGBT Life on campus. Be sure to take the online survey here, fill out a hard copy while you are hanging out in the Center, email Jess to set up a time to talk with a student action group member or attend a focus group early next semester.
See you at Duke Night at The Bar Durham on Saturday!
Elsewhere, the MLB added sexual orientation as a protected identity in to their collective bargaining agreement.
Now, notes from OC!
Don't you hate when your crush--who might or might not be gay based on signals he's been giving you--suddenly shows up on your minifeed as "in a relationship" with a girl? So much for that hope.
I miss her so much.
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).