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My little queer campus

I am heartened by the fact that not only are the queer faculty and staff on campus working on reviving a "Safe Space" initiative on campus to help out anyone who needs someone to listen to them following the incomprehensible slew of student suicides over the past few weeks, but that we are calling the administration to task over not making some kind of public statement of support in a timely manner - and they are listening and agreeing and working to rectify it ASAP.

We may be a tiny little liberal arts college in the middle of nowhere, but the fact that it's an oasis of progressiveness in a desert of conservatism is so fundamentally satisfying to me, mostly because of these people I think of as friends.

So, um, yay queers! :)


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Oct. 6th, 2010 09:55 pm (UTC)
see i blame all the tragedy on solar flares. or something like that. it was kinda bizarre to have them all happen at once. really really bizarre
Oct. 7th, 2010 10:55 pm (UTC)
Bizarre, but it's not like they don't happen all the time - just for once, there was a little media frenzy, and it's a good thing, because campuses are actually paying attention. We're even planning a get together to meet up with our queer students on campus because, really, staff/faculty and students rarely interact outside of some academic setting, so it'd be nice to build a little community for a change.
Oct. 7th, 2010 11:32 pm (UTC)
community in America!!!!!!!!! Blasphemer !

we got rid of that in the nineties when we introduced heavy amounts of stranger danger and date rape and everyone is a molester/pedophile/drug dealer/terrorist/STRANGER!!!!

i miss community. I miss when i was younger and you would get welcoming gifts for new neighbors and introduce yourself to people and have neighbor hood cookouts and people looked out for each other and all that sort of thing... even in our own little communities it seems community is a bad word.
Oct. 8th, 2010 02:37 pm (UTC)
Actually I think it was disbanded in the 70's when those evil Satanic cults were lurking in every classroom and molesting children and suppressing memories.
Oct. 8th, 2010 09:24 pm (UTC)
LOL! i was supposedly a target of that shit. while i cannot to this day really place the memory of the syringe in my eye thing that makes me so terrified of needles to this day i know the molester i had in middle school was just a douche and the abusers around me were just angry lost fucked up people and not part of some conspiracy. though honestly having been part of the fundy church i would not put it past them to abduct and do this shit to gain ground. they really will stop at nothing. i wish people would believe me on this and see them for the dangerous cult they are. they are not about christ at all and people do not see it cause other christians are not like that...
Oct. 11th, 2010 09:03 pm (UTC)
I'm glad there's movements to pull together. I'm glad we're realising that we need a community.

It does kind of depress me, though, that it feels like we're losing ground these days. The religious right has rallied in both your country and mine, and we're their devil to eradicate. I worry that it's going to get worse before it gets better.
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