October 15, 2012

Anonymous Posts (10.8.12-10.14.12)

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. :)

Hey y'all!

Hope you're having a solid fall break, catching up on sleep, destressing from midterms, etc. Our community has made a big win this past week with the updated LGBT Center design. We're excited to get to work on finalizing the design to make a great new Center for next year!

Now, notes from OC:

I want to be out so bad. I want to start dating so bad. But something still holds me back. I always thought it would be something I'd get over and that I would come out eventually, but that hasn't happened yet. Why is it taking so long? Why am I still not comfortable telling my friends (who I know will definitely accept me) that I'm gay? It's a torturous feeling.

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. Hey! Coming out is YOUR choice and the timing should be when YOU are comfortable doing it. That said, sometimes it works out very well to just take a leap of faith and do it. That's what I did and it worked out quite well for me. Oh, and some of your friends might know but just not say anything. I am gay and have several closeted friends that I don't mention anything to because I want them to be able to talk to me about it at their own time.