“That’s So Gay”
The first time I heard the expression “That’s So Gay”, referring to and meaning lame, I was vising a friend that had high schoolers working for her.
I sort of paused, looked at them as they realized that I was standing there and waited for an apology, which I am glad to say was forth coming.
I am somewhat surprised at how easy the words were spoken, and as casually as if they had been talking about the Browns or Cavs, but being use to abuse and threats over the many years of being “out”, I have developed a wait and see what happens attitude when situations arise. Tho I admit that I would have spoken my displeasure with the statement had they not apologized.
It was with great interested that I read a story, this morning, that the new Education Secretary Ame Duncan, has told a gay student advocacy group that he intends to make schools safe for every student, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.
The biennial National School Climate Survey has repeatedly shown that LGBT students experience extreme harassmant.
As I was preparing to write this mornings post, I received an email from Dr. Nadon, Associate Professor of Theater at Kent Tumbull and Co-coordinator of LGBT Studies, informing me of an up coming production, called aptly, That’s So Gay!
This production is being presented by Creative and Performing Arts Group for Queer Youth and Allies.