Wednesday, February 09, 2011

“Queer Week” at Xavier

Via Good Jesuit, Bad Jesuit, “Queer Week” at Xavier University:
A week to embrace and celebrate the use of queer as an inclusive, unifying socio-political term for people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, straight, transsexual, intersexual, gender queer, or anyone else who supports the equality of all identities and expressions. Monday: 1:30 Distribution of ‘Gay, Fine By Me’ T-Shirts on the Greenspace 7pm Candlelight Vigil for Victims of Hate Crimes Tuesday: Queer Awareness Display and Tabling in Gallagher Wednesday: 7pm An academic performance by Kate Bornstein “On Women, Men and the Rest of Us” in Kelley Auditorium Thursday: 7pm Showing of ‘Milk’ with panel discussion in Gallagher Theater Friday: 4pm Same-Sex Hand Holding Day/Solidarity and Closing Ceremonies.
Marquette hasn’t gone quite this far in “embracing” and “celebrating” homosexuality, but given the power of the campus gay lobby, and the support it has from the University bureaucracy, it might not be long until we see something just like this.

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3 Comments:

Anonymous Jack in Park Slope said...

This is a manifestation of spiritual disorder. A promotion of licentiousness, hedonism, paganism and lets throw in adultery for good measure.

4:53 PM  
Blogger GTChristie said...

I've said consistently I don't care what people do privately but I don't want it thrown in my face and I don't want to hear about it in public.

7:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I've said consistently I don't care what people do privately but I don't want it thrown in my face and I don't want to hear about it in public."

Really? What criteria do you use to determine whether something's being "thrown in [your] face?" Because heterosexuals' lives and seemingly "private" matters are "thrown" in people's faces everyday -- it's called dominant culture. View any sitcom, reality show, several headline news stories, magazine covers and articles, movies, events, Facebook, and you will see (overwhelmingly heterosexual) sex, etc. (sex sells, right?).

So, what's being thrown in whose faces? And, why should LGBT individuals be any different from the rest of the world in sharing their love, and be hushed in to the proverbial closet to make YOU feel comfortable? Why isn't it up to you to just get over it? What do LGBT people OWE to YOU that they should be so concerned about what you see and hear?

Please clarify your statements. I am actually interested in your clarification.

Thank you,

Marquette Alumnus (who can still recall a fair share of heero sex thrown in his/her face as a college student)

3:19 AM  

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