I volunteer most weeks at a nursing home near Duke. Once it was explained as a scale for sexual orientation with one being exclusively heterosexual and six being exclusively homosexual, incoming first-years began to put their respective numbers down. Two years after the Supreme Court opened the door for same-sex marriage in various and sundry jurisdictions around the country, the court now stands poised to mandate marriage equality across the nation, the man who started that legal ball rolling, Jim Obergefellwill be the grand marshal of the Columbus Pride Parade. I personally was not concerned with my roommate being homophobic and was content with going random. Homosexuality to become legal in African country. Top stories in this week's Gay People's Chronicle.
I understand how homophobic all-male spaces can be, as I grew up in them.
My concerns for gay first-year students and their roommates
Being single hurts, but being single and gay stings. District Judge Timothy S. For LGBT first-year students arriving to their dorm room, their rooming assignment can be surrounded by fear and anxiety. Either they successfully teach their roommate not to hate gay people, or they live in an uncomfortable environment until something changes. I know that I can do more to create a connected community on campus. Top stories in this week's Gay People's Chronicle 1.
The court is expected to issue a ruling by the end of the month. When I meet a brand-new person, I tend to behave under the assumption that they could be homophobic. There is a potential for the straight student to grow as a person, but this is not guaranteed. Duke is having an identity crisis As second semester rolls in full force, networking events and cover letter writing workshops abound. Being single hurts, but being single and gay stings. I understand how homophobic all-male spaces can be, as I grew up in them. Staying in and cuddling becomes more enticing, and cuffing season begins in full force.