We are going to talk about how easy/difficult it is to enter various career fields as LGBTQ+ folk, including the queer experience in different majors/colleges here at BU! We will also be discussing laws that help protect queer individuals in the work place, so we know how to navigate the career field effectively.
BY ERIN HIGGINS
Chapman University student Addie Vincent had hoped that she would be the first transgender woman to be initiated into a sorority within her college’s Greek system. But things changed after she was cut from the process after the second day of rush. With many friends involved in the Greek life at Chapman, Vincent felt confident about her chances. But when she learned she would be unable to fulfill her dream of joining a sisterhood, Vincent was crushed.
She now plans to start a chapter of Theta Pi Sigma: Chapman University’s first gender-neutral all-inclusive “frarority.” The frarority will be open to students of all background, including gender, sex, gender expression, and sexual orientation, with a colonization goal of Spring 2014. A GoFundMe account has been set up to help Theta Pi Sigma achieve its financial needs. Vincent has currently raised $470 of the $2,000 goal.
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MassEquality is coming to Q to talk to us about a bill they’re trying to pass! The Equal Access bill would protect all people from discrimination based on gender identity and expression in public places. But to get it passed, they need our help!!
If you or anyone you know has experiences discrimination based on gender identity/expression in a public space (especially in MA), write a letter highlighting this experience. OR write a letter explaining how you or a friend may change (appearance/avoiding certain locations/mannerisms/etc.) on a day-to-day basis to avoid discrimination in public places! These letters will be hand delivered to legislators by MassEquality to support the bill.
Writing these letters will help the legislatures to see that this issue IS pressing, hits close to home for many, and is something that needs to be dealt with!
Also! Since Mass Equality probably won’t take up the entire meeting, afterwards we’re going to talk about various non-profits and how they either reflect the intersectionality of the Queer experience, or ignore it.
Don’t forget to write a letter! It doesn’t need to be long.
See everyone at 4 in the CGSA!
We will be discussing how our various cultural identities interact and shape our understanding of ourselves as LGBTQ+ individuals.
Thanks to everyone who came out to our first meeting last week!
See you all at 4 pm in the CGSA!
THE FIRST Q MEETING OF THE SEMESTER IS TODAY!!
WE CAN’T WAIT TO SEE ALL OF YOUR BEAUTIFUL FACES @ 4PM IN THE CGSA!!!
FIRST Q MEETING OF THE SEMESTER IS TOMORROW!!!!
It doesn’t matter if you’re queer, straight, or questioning, everyone is welcome to our meetings!
We can’t wait to see all of your beautiful faces tomorrow at 4pm in the CGSA!
Everyone should reblog this so that everybody at BU sees it and comes to our meeting!
These Qties had an awesome time at SPLASH today! We hope you did, too!
Don’t forget to come to our weekly meetings every Friday at 4pm in the CGSA!
Like and share this graphic showing how we’ll win the freedom to marry nationwide. By winning a critical mass of states and public support, we can create the best climate for the Supreme Court to rule in favor of marriage nationwide. Find out more at http://www.freedomtomarry.org/roadmap