Hey my names Sami...i stumbled upon this page and i love what it stands for. Last year a friend of mine and me started a GSA at our high school which i was president of. This was a really challenge in our all republican small town but we made it for a whole year and i can only hope if i volunteer with this club it will stay together for years to come. I am bisexual and alot of guys and girls in the club are (a little over half are actually) and i was hoping if anyone has some suggestion on how to keep the club going or how to start getting rallys or marches set up in our town we could really use the advice! Any thing helps even just some support! Thank you for you time!
Hi Sami. I’m not the best person to answer this question [it’s June]. You see, it took me a while to get out of my shell…so when I was in high school, I was a pretty inactive member of the GSA. I barely had a clue about what was going on. Basically, the only thing the club did was the Day of Silence. The week leading up to that day, we would post posters and put little fliers of information in everyone’s lockers. But that was really all we did.
Since then, I am not very well educated in what to do or how to do it. Some general suggestions though:
Start out small, then get big. If you start big with too little people, then people won’t be as wowed by it all.
Raise awareness with fliers, signs, etc.
Keep yourself up to date with the LGBTQ community. [The best way to do this is usually via google and/or blogs dedicated to the community like equalitopia]
If you hear about a group/project that needs money, then you can organize some sort of fundraiser [i.e. bake sales, car washes, auctions, etc] A great project that needs some money right now is a documentary about asexuality. More info here.
When you start thinking about rallies and marches [seems like you are a few thousand steps ahead of me, haha] you should contact some official people in the town. [like i said, i’ve never done this before]…I do know you’ll need a permit if a large group of people is going to be marching or walking in the middle of a street. So talk to the local police or maybe a Mayor. I’m not sure exactly where to go, but if you can find your town’s website or a phone number to town hall/city council, I’m sure you could get more information there.
Keep dreaming and imagining the possibilities. A lot of times, the best ideas are the craziest ones.
I hope this helps :) Best wishes and good luck! June
and all the mess and the weirdness and the Things Other People Don’t Do and the namecalling and everything, all of a sudden they make sense because he knows this thing about himself which explains it all and it’s not his fault any more, and what’s more, there’s a community of people who have experienced the exact same thing that he can now relate to?
that’s what a correct diagnosis feels like
"don’t label yourself" my arse
This. I felt just like this when I got my ADHD diagnosis.
So much this. This is how I felt when I learned the words “atheist” and “bisexual,” though in both instances I didn’t share my new labels until years later.
So, it should be general knowledge by now that the dwarf.actors from The Hobbit did a naughty calender for Peter’s 50th birthday. We got quite a lot of information about that this weekend.
Adam Brown is May because it’s his birthday month. He is wearing his fat suit, roller skates, a sweatband on his head and leg warmers and washes the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang car because Peter Jackson owns the original.
Stephen is January, he is wearing his fatsuit and a bra or bikini.
Richard Armitage’s photo is him in his fatsuit and Thorin make-up, sitting the wrong way round on a chair, Orcrist propped up next to him and he has his head thrown back while Dwalin’s hand is at the edge of his picture blow drying Richard’s hair.
William Kircher is March, he did his picture himself (while the other ones were kind of “produced” by Graham). He is sitting in a padded cell, having his prosthetic face is front of his (I presume) naked groin.
This is such an amazing mental picture and I hope somebody draws this calendar (if it hasn’t happened already).
Aw man that's heavy. But I'm glad that the two of you are still friends! And that's very yay worthy about the fellas. I hope that the one guy takes to the poly explanation well. It's hard sometimes because there's so many things that people assume. Bleh.
Yeah. Hopefully the already-poly guy doesn’t mind not being known to my co-workers because I really don’t want to explain that shit to everyone (especially since Chris and the hopefully-primary guy both work with me at my part-time job).
Oooh I'll have to go take a look! And I've been good. Still feels like we're getting our land legs after being in NY for so long but it's nice being back. How are you?
Not bad. I left Chris at the end of July (long story but we’ve stayed friends) and I’ve been staying at my dad’s, and there are two guys I’m interested in that are interested in me and one’s in a poly relationship and the other I’m gonna have to explain poyamory to (which I hope he’s okay with because that guy would be my primary).
are cafeterias a real thing like do those actually exist in america you just line up and get given gross food and then eat in the same room as your entire school??? if that happened at my school there’d be a riot imagine how loud that would be are cafeterias a myth
…do you…do you
not have cafeterias elsewhere?
Ah, the internet. Bringing people from all over the world together to talk about how weird everyone is. I’m American and my best friend is Australian and we literally had one conversation that ended with “Wait…your cider has alcohol in it?” “…what, yours doesn’t?”
The other question everybody asks is, why doesn’t she just leave? Why didn’t I walk out? I could have left any time. To me, this is the saddest and most painful question that people ask, because we victims know something you usually don’t: It’s incredibly dangerous to leave an abuser. Because the final step in the domestic violence pattern is kill her. Over 70 percent of domestic violence murders happen after the victim has ended the relationship, after she’s gotten out, because then the abuser has nothing left to lose. Other outcomes include long-term stalking, even after the abuser remarries; denial of financial resources; and manipulation of the family court system to terrify the victim and her children, who are regularly forced by family court judges to spend unsupervised time with the man who beat their mother. And still we ask, why doesn’t she just leave?
Romney:Here's a handful of lies, women can work? and Barack Obama has done everything wrong. And I have plans, they're great plans these plans. My plans have plans and those plans are also plans....plans.
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