Monday, April 11, 2011

Casa Fiasco, a Cultural Event.

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Ally. Terms I hope everyone understands, Ohio University is known for its liberal concepts and acceptance of all people. So, it’s natural that the LGBT scene is hopping, and this week is Pride Week.
I had hoped to blog about the Casa dance I went to on Saturday, a monthly event sponsored by one of the LGBT groups, Open Doors.

Despite having gone here since fall of 2009 I’ve never gone to one of these dances despite protest from my friends. Went to this past one, and somewhere between the drunken groping and the puke of someone else on my shoulder I realized it might be better to pick a different topic.

Tonight I attended a panel discussion on transsexual people and how to better educate yourself regarding those. I don’t mean to tread on any toes or disrespect any beliefs, but I think it’s imperative to be kind to everyone and try to understand everyone’s’ viewpoints. We were told about Gender Neutral Housing a program that’s going up next year and was spearheaded by a good friend of mine.
So yeah, no new information on my end, but it was a good night and I am very tired, see you tomorrow morning.


  1. I think drunken groping is a common phenomenon at the Open Doors dances:) Unfortunate about the puke.

    Maybe try another of the events this week to blog about for next time?

  2. I'm actually living with 2 girls as well as 2 guys next year, aka The Real World: Athens. It's our own experiment at gender neutral housing which is a fun idea and we will have a confessional room haha.

  3. I'm still getting use to blogger (although I'm sure it's straightforward my technology skills blow) and I swear I've commented on this blog and several others but I can't see the comment. So I'm hoping it's not one of those things where I keep posting and a day later see 12 of the same comments.

    Anyways. I am really impressed with the LGBT community here. They do a lot and I think this is especially good for this area of the country. While Athens is a bit of a diamond in the rough (sorry for the cliche), Southeastern Ohio is not the most liberal place.

  4. Anthony, confessional? That is the best idea ever.