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So I attended an asian LGBT Ally training session today. Twas.. interesting. There was, as we concluded, a really small number of Asians who'd identify themselves as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender. (eh? did I not spell that right? ..."transgender" is a misspelled word.. it suggests "transponder" -.-;; )

The ice breaker activity was the most memorable. We were given a piece of paper, told to split it up into 8 pieces. For two pieces of paper, we were told to write down two objects that were important to us. The next two were to be two people that were important to us. Then two activities that were important to us. And finally, two roles that were important to us.

Then we were asked to crumple up two and throw them away.

And then we had the person to our right randomly pick one. That too, was thrown away.

And finally, the group 'leader' walked around and randomly took pieces and threw them out.

This was equated to the losses that one might experience coming out.. and I thought it did a really good job of that.

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Other thoughts/ideas/points of note included:
-the major lack of asian LGBT. This was attributed to community factors, as well as the fact that, as asians, sex really isn't talked about much. I never got the bird-bees talk, and I definitely self-educated myself. (Hah, "What are you talking about?!? This is research! Not pr0n!")
-the fact that there is a.. sense of "normality" on campus. And desire to avoid change. And that "normality" fell towards christian, white, middle-class. And for asians, them Christian small groups. Those things are massive, yo, despite being called "small groups". (rather, when they band together...yeah.)

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Randomness for today.

"I hereby knight you... Sir Girls-Run-Alot."

I don't know. It just struck me that.. girls seem to run a lot on campus. Lots of female joggers, anyhow. And somehow, I added Sir in front of that, and was highly amused for a good 5 minutes while biking to lunch. Yeah, don't think anyone noticed the silly asian boy grinning his face off while biking down Green street.

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The reason why you shouldn't post random news pranks online.

I'm amused.

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Oh, and in other google news (this is has been out for a while. Just waited a day+ to see more articles confirm it), it appears google _has_ been ordered by the federal judge to release their data. Poo. The article's in a number of places, including washingtonpost.com.

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