09 October 2008

National Coming Out Day

Saturday, Oct. 11th, 2008 is National Coming Out Day. USU is having Coming Out celebration and activities today on the TSC patio. As an Ally, I encourage everyone who can to go support our GLBTQQI2SA campus community. Want to know how to be supportive of GLBT individuals in everyday life? Check out this list.


Knotty Britta said...

I've never heard of Two Spirit or Intersex before, what's that?

So, do you have the Ally sticker up somewhere?

I LOVE that your school has a program like this. It has loads of good advice. I hope lots of people read it.

Mama bee said...

Two Spirit is a Native American term for people who believe they have both a male and a female spirit in them - they sort of occupy a gender middleground. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Two-Spirit

Intersex is the current word in use for people who would have been called hermaphrodites - people with ambiguous genitalia or reproductive organs. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intersex

Yep, my ally sticker is stuck to my desk at school. You see it as soon as you walk in the door. I really like that we have the Allies program. I like being able to put up a sticker to identify myself as a safe, understanding person to talk to should anyone want to.