We started by introducing the officers who introduced what Standout has done in the past, and ideas for this semester such as trans housing, volunteer events, and an awareness campaign.
Then every other person found a new seat and introduced themselves to the person next to them. Everyone then introduced to the group the person next to them with their name, major, year, and 'Song of the Summer'.
Next, everyone went around and put up an answer to four questions with markers on big sheets of paper. When we were done we discussed each question.
What queer issues are most important to you?
- Asexuality issues
- Homeless advocacy
- Trans housing on campus
- Coming out
- Protecting the GSC
Queer individuals that inspire you?
- Lady Gaga
What brought you here?
- The desire to help others
- Showing people queer people aren't harmful
How do we make change?
- Conversations with people
The remaining portion of the meeting held announcements.
- HangOut starts 8/31 from 10pm-12am at the Starbucks in the Union, and is every Wednesday at the same time and place.
After the meeting a large group headed down to TCBY for some frozen treats!
Please join us for our next meeting 9/6 from 7-8pm in SAC 3.112 Balcony Room B everyone (including allies!!) is welcome.