November 14, 2011

Anonymous Posts (11.7.11-11.13.11)

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. :)

Blog bluh blog blog blog: wazzup? Just kidding. That's my job. So, I'll tell you what's going on.

First things first: we celebrated our second birthday last week!! There will be no terrible twos around here, though--only Terrific Twos.

Ebony and I wrote blogs poststhis weekend. They're awesome. Read them.

The Toronto zoo is breaking up its gay penguin couple and breeding them. It's not so awesome. Protest. Or something.

A pro soccer player who is a native of Winston Salem (and played at Carolina for two years...hey GLBTSA friends!) came out last week.

And because I'm a little behind on Grey's Anatomy, Callie Torres also came out last week to her dead ex-husband's Catholic mother (wow, this show might be more of a soap opera than I ever realized) and dead ex-husband's Catholic mother was seemingly okay with it! We're making fictional progress, Community!

The really awesome student group behind this really awesome blog is meeting on Wednesday at 5:30 in the LGBT Center. The Center is also hosting Trans 101 today from noon to 2pm and Women Loving Women tomorrow (Tuesday) from 6-8.

Now for the awesomest part of this blog...notes from OC:

For those of you who speak French and want to know what's "gaying on" in the gay world outside of America (get it? gaying on... going on... haha... I owe the rights to this term) and more precisely in France/Europe, check this out. It's the website of the popular LGBT French magazine TĂȘtu (which means "stubborn"). Its "actualitĂ©s" section (aka "news") is pretty awesome, kinda like, except more Europeanized. Practice your French and learn a thing or two (or ten) about gay life in Europe (like that gay bashing happens in generally-pro-gay-and-more-open-minded-than-America France too, unfortunately...). Some sections, without being pornographic, may still not be safe for work (like the cover boys section). Lots of cool tips and cuteness (for guys AND girls! yes, you girls too!). Enjoy!

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).

1 comment:

  1. Did you see this in regards to the gay penguins? Yay small victories :)