Sep. 9th, 2010

axeslade: (lily allen)
Living off campus but still close is a going to be a good thing for my legs. Have walked to campus twice (and still have to go back again) and into town once (to deposit Girl's check and grab lunch) all before noon, and since I tend to walk a lot at work and today is my long-ish day...woooh.
axeslade: (lucas silveria)
N.Y. Governor signs anti-bullying bill that is gay and trans inclusive

In a statement, Rea Carey, executive director of the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force, said Paterson’s signing of the bill is important because for many LGBT students “going to school is tantamount to a daily dose of torture.”

“We have repeatedly seen the tragic consequences of this pervasive problem: young people are left emotionally damaged, physically hurt, or feel they have no other option than to take their own lives out of hopelessness and despair,” she said. ”Youth who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender – or simply perceived to be – are often the targets of this abuse.”

Charles Robbins, executive director of the Trevor Project, an organization devoted to suicide prevention for LGBT youth, also applauded Paterson’s action.

“Considering more than half of sexual minority youth in schools have been verbally harassed and one in ten is physically assaulted, the Dignity for All Students Act with the inclusion of gender identity and expression will be a giant step to reducing instances of self-harm and suicide that result from harassment by school peers,” Robbins said.

Fuck yes. Now, future home, the marriage thing. You're doing better than some places, but really.
axeslade: (queen of wands future will eat me)
Oh, hai depression, anxiety and pain. Please, take over my life for another week+. I don't need it!

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