The Gay-Straight Alliance of Ridley College

This blog is for those who support LGBT rights at Ridley College.

In response to the ask

anonymous asked:

As a new teacher who is also trans, I’m very curious about how Ridley College feels about hiring lgbt staff members?

From a recent Ridley grad, I wanted to add my two cents. I think Ridley as a whole has no personal issues with hiring LGBT staff. Unfortunately when I refer to “Ridley” I mean the image that the collaborative (mutually destructive?) Ridley community uses to represent itself. This image is fairly synonymous with any other private schools’ image; one of professionalism and acceptance. 

Unfortunately that’s not Ridley. 

The honest truth is this: Ridley is fairly representational of modern society. All walks exist. There are a few faculty who are out, and there are many who are LGBT allies. There are homophobic Ridley teachers.


*Prepare for maelstrom of hate from ridley faculty*

IT’S TRUE.

The teachers exist. You will notice. You will hear the odd “gay” remark or a judging comment if there is something even pseudo-homo.

I’m not saying there are teachers who will consciously, intentionally treat others worse if they are LGBT. But there is the “uncomfort” factor from many faculty about the issue. 

No it’s not okay. 

But it’s the reality.

It’s the reality about students and faculty.

If you hear something, speak the hell up.

Call the person on it.

Make it uncomfortable FOR THEM because of their homophobia.

- Jacob Toms-Boudreau OR ‘13

bialogue-group:

On Wednesday March 27th 2013, thousands of LGBTQ+ People and their Allies rallied for Marriage Equality on the steps of the Supreme Court under the banner of the United for Marriage Coalition a group made up of a number of national LGBTQ organizations including Get Equal and HRC.  During the event some HRC Staffers harassed an activist who was waving a Transgender Pride flag, (note: HRC has since backed away from the incident and is apologizing for this and other sins … by inches . . on a daily basis . . ).

Coming to the distraught activists assistance was C.d. Kirven a LGBT, Author, Artist & Filmmaker, who passed off their own Bisexual Pride flag to other demonstrators, picked up the fallen Tran Pride flag and kept it flying thru-out the entire event, as photographer Melissa Kleckner has captured in this photo-montage.

(via projectqueer)

Anonymous asked: As a new teacher who is also trans, I'm very curious about how Ridley College feels about hiring lgbt staff members?

I’m not sure exactly how Ridley College feels about hiring lgbt staff members…the GSA at ridley college is an unofficial group that is student run, although it is supported by the faculty at Ridley. If you contact the administration directly I’m sure they’ll be able to answer your questions in more detail. 

asexual-not-a-sexual:

A guide to being an ally for friends and family of LGBT*QIA individuals. 

Online ebook available [HERE] if you would like to share with others but do not wish to link to your tumblr. (Also, it’s fun to turn the pages.)

Original size 20x24” posters available for educational purposes. Contact me directly for files. 

(via lezbhonest)