It’s All Up From Here, No Downward Spiral
September 12, 2013 Comments Off on It’s All Up From Here, No Downward Spiral
Today I went to a Q&A meeting for the first time. LGBTQIA* clubs are generally called GSA, but at my school, that was already taken by the graduate students, and I think I like Q&A better. It is more inclusive.
I feel so lucky to have such a large and structured support network. I am not secretive about my sexuality, but I do not volunteer information about it unless I am asked. Fortunately I am in a time and place where I am not in physical or mental danger because of my sexuality, gender, or ethnicity. That doesn’t mean I don’t occasionally hear crass jokes about such things, or experience discrimination, or read stupid comments on the Internet, but at least I know I won’t be killed, and I have the support and treatment I need to combat depression and anxiety.
Regardless of how you feel about LGBTQIA* people, or the marriage of such people, or their civil rights and liberties, you can’t possibly argue against the existence of Q&A. College is meant to be a place where you can explore and become proud of who you are, gender/sexuality and all.