On Apr. 12, 2006, at 1:17 AM, Matt Adler wrote:
Hey y'all! So I'm basically e-mailing you guys to see if you would be interested in forming a sort of RM gay alumni group. I have been thinking ever since I graduated (and subsequently came out) that there is a lot of work to be done at RM to make it a safe and comfortable place for GLBT students. I think one important step in this process is to organize RM grads to get active in initiatives to improve the situation at our former high school. Whether we were out or closeted or in denial or all of the above at different times, we all know what it was like to go through high school facing degrees of invisibility, harassment, and discrimination. In addition to brainstorming our own initiatives (one idea I had was to institute a voluntary "Safe Zones" training program for sympathetic teachers), we can probably serve as valuable mentors for gay students currently at RM facing similar challenges. If nothing else, for some students it'd probably be nice to know that there's a light at the end of the tunnel and give them advice on GLBT life in college. In any case, I gotta split, but I hope this is something you guys are interested in. I'd like this network to be what we as a group want, not just what I envision, so please pass this message on to other GLBT grads and certainly give me the contact info of anyone else you think might be interested. I should be home from school around May 10th- anyone up for meeting for coffee around then? Thanks for taking the time to read this and please don't hesitate to contact me.
With love and Phallic (I mean ummm Rocket) Pride,
That was interesting. But yeah, if anyone wants his e-mail / contact info, throw something at my e-mail address.
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