Weekend wound up




I'm very proud of the progress my school has made. A few years back we were rated as one of the worst schools in the nation for LGBT students. Now we can have a week few of events with no worries, including a visit by Lt. Dan Choi.

# Monday 10/11

* Painting the tunnel
o When: 9 PM - 12:01 AM
o Where: Meeting at the free expression tunnel!
+ Make sure to dress appropriately....we get messy!
# Tuesday 10/12

* GLBT-CA Meeting in Stewart Theatre for:
o What: Don't Ask Don't Tell Presentation by Lt. Dan Choi
o When: Tuesday, October 12, 2010 7:30 PM
o Where: Stewart Theatre
+ Seating is limited so arrive early! Free for students!!!
# Wednesday 10/13

* T-shirts on the brickyard
o When: 11:00 AM
o Where: The brickyard
# Thursday 10/14

* Coffee Talks
o When: 5 PM - 9 PM
o Where:Talley Student Center Brown Room
# Friday 10/15

* Wear your t-shirt day!
# Friday - Sunday 10/15 - 10/17

* Crepe Myrtle Tennis Classic

And just a few weeks ago, for the first time I've ever seen it, NCSU had a very visible presence at Pride:

One of the speakers at the candle light vigil at UNC for the suicide victims mentioned a statistic. That LGBT kids are significantly less likely to commit suicide if they can identify at least 6 openly gay people in their lives. Helps fight the isolation I suppose. So NCSU gets major props for the progress it has made, because thats way more than 6 people!

Quick addition

Just heard about this school response:

Friends, in light of recent events around the country, especially leading to the suicide of several college students, and derogatory remarks made by one of our state legislators towards members of the GLBT community, we are hosting a GLBT support event on the brickyard on Oct 20th at 12:15. Our hope is to show support for our own GLBT community and remind them that there are many allies in our community who do care about them and want them to feel welcome. We are hoping lots of allies will attend to show their support.

Please help pass the word. Hope to see you on the 20th.


Mike Giancola
Director, Center for Student Leadership,
Ethics & Public Service
North Carolina State University

Crossing the Puget Sound

on the ferry from Seattle. I'll be back later or tomorrow.