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. :)
So...March Madness is upon us. And depending on if you follow teams other than Duke and tournaments other than the men's (which you should)...we're still going! #DWB4LYFE (copyright DW and DUMB).
In other news, Duke celebrated Holi on Friday and it was colorful and great. And Durham celebrated the one year anniversary of "Marry Durham," which was fabulous and very LGBTQ and Allied and full of great signs like "If the Amendment Passes, I couldn't Marry Durham."
Also...tomorrow night is the Our Lives Discussion Group at 6pm! All students--LGBTQQ and Allies are welcome! And don't forget that Blue Devils United is having elections for the 2012-2013 executive board on Wednesday! 6pm! Be there. Run for stuff. Vote. Yay!
In other other news...notes from OC!
I'm kinda closeted, but i kinda this guy is cute and seems cool... one problem... i've never actually met him and he is a year older.. i'd go up and introduce myself, but what kind of person does that so randomly? what do i do?!
I just want to come out to all my friends that I'm straight. I'm pretty sure no one ever really thought I was gay but the way I acted, it was probably confusing. At first it felt like the strong bond that the LGBT community has was only for people who are gay or questioning so I pretended that I am just to fit in. The way I am, if someone assumes something about me, I usually pretend that I am just to avoid any awkwardness so that also contributed to the confusion. I wonder if there is a line that allies shouldn't cross at the center. Maybe the faculty reception is only for out people or WLW and M2M really has no place for someone who just wants to hang out and make friends. As an ally, there's always a question of how much involvement is appropriate or how much am I apart of the community. There's a friend that I really need to come out to because he's convinced (by me) that I'm gay. But before I do that, I guess it's just an anonymous coming out.
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).